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Humor books for fifth graders

Your kid can get surreal with tales of David Letterman fandom and cows that make lemonade.

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The Pepins and Their Problems

The Pepins and Their Problems by Polly Horvath, illustrated by Marylin Hafner (Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers, 2004)
$6.99, Amazon / IndieBound / Powells

Whether it’s waking up to find toads in their shoes or searching for cheese when their cow makes lemonade, the Pepin family’s endless tangles entertain readers. Lucky for the Pepins they have the author, whose insight into their hilarious misfortunes helps guide them in their problem solving. 192 pages.

— Children’s Choices