Attack of the Growling Eyeballs by Lin Oliver, illustrated by Stephen Gilpin (Simon & Schuster, 2008).
This is the first in the "Who Shrunk Daniel Funk?" series, in which Daniel discovers the ability to shrink down to the size of a toe and has plenty adventures with his tiny and long-lost twin brother Pablo. Eccentric characters abound - after all, the series takes place in nutty Venice, CA, my hometown, where we like to work our weirdness. Plenty of text, but jolted by funny drawings every 5 pages or so.
Cool Zone With the Pain and the Great One by Judy Blume, illustrated by James Stevenson.
1st-grader Jake (the Pain) and his 3rd-grade sister Abigail (the Great One, natch) take turns describing events such as the disastrous Bring Your Pet to School Day and the day Abigail changed her name to Violet Rose. Quietly hilarious, and there are others in this series to enjoy.
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look, illustrated by LeUyen Pham (Schwartz & Wade, 2008)