I have a long list of non-fiction easy readers that my boys have enjoyed, but sometimes a boy just needs a book to tickle his funny bone. I’m a little picky when it comes to humor. I want it quirky and intelligent. The Dodsworth series by Tim Egan and the Commander Toad series by Jane Yolen are two of my favorites. We just re-borrowed Dodsworth from the library, and the boys give the books two thumbs up. These are perfect books for a beginning reader (level 3, or so).Check out Dodsworth in New York and Dodsworth in Paris, then move on to London, Tokyo, and Rome. Commander Toad and the Space Pirates is just one of the many books in the Commander Toad series.