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The Best Funny Books For All Ages

Check out our curated list from Scholastic librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey, beginning with books for your toddler all the way up to young adults.
on April 21, 2017

In the sixth installment of our Facebook Live video series, Live From Our Library, Scholastic Librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey revealed her recommendations for funny books to get your child giggling. From silly picture books for beginning readers to hilarious YA titles (that parents may want to read themselves), take a look at the list below.

You can also watch the Live Chat here:

Deimosa's Favorite Picks From Childhood: 

Calvin & Hobbes: There's Treasure Everywhere by Bill Watterson

Jokes to go! by Devra Newberger Speregin

Reads Well With Others: an Unshelved Collection by Gene Ambaum

Infant to Pre-K:

Where Did All the Dinos Go? by Jim Benton

Robot Kitties
 by Jim Benton

Five Stinky Socks by Jim Benton

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade:

The Other Side of Town
 by Jon Agee

The Day the Crayons Quit
 by Drew Daywalt

The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt

The Dumb Bunnies Go To The Zoo 
by Dav Pilkey

3rd - 5th Grade:

The Bully from the Black Lagoon
 by Mike Thaler            

Dear Dumb Diary series by Jim Benton                                                                 

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein                                                      

6th - 8th Grade: 

I Funny by James Patterson                             

The Madman of Piney Woods
 by Christopher Paul Curtis 

Restart by Gordon Korman

YA and Adult:

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray                                                                                   

Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky                                                                  

The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

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