The Order of Odd-Fish
by James Kennedy
This is a totally weird book. If you like fantasy that is completely crazy you will like this book. Jo, was left in a laundry room with a note pinned to her blanket which read, "This is Jo. Please take care of her. But beware. This is a DANGEROUS baby".
And she is.
The Order of Odd-Fish is an organization of knights whose main occupation is compiling disreputable and disputed facts for an encyclopedia which will never be written or published. Wasting time in creative ways, collecting facts, is an art form in Eldritch City and the more "dithering" done in the attempt to compile questionable "facts", the greater a Knight of the Order of Odd-Fish is considered to be. Jo lives in the same house as this crazy organization.
Eldritch City, itself, is a strange and wonderful place with talking three-foot-tall cockroach butlers, centipede journalists, and flying armored ostriches to name only a few of the weird inhabitants. The Knight's house is in Eldritch City.
As was said earlier, Jo is truly dangerous and you really want to read the book to find out why.