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The Ultimate List of Funny Books for Kids

Kids say they want funny books, so let's give them funny books!
on November 03, 2017

Editor's note: This post was originally published on April 18, 2016. 

The verdict is in, friends: Kids want funny books.

That probably comes as no surprise to many of us, but it’s always helpful to see it out there in print. Kids. Want. Funny. Books.

According to the Kids & Family Reading Report, children ages 6-17 years old want to read books that make them laugh. So, friends, let’s get funny books for our kids!

We have gathered a boatload of books for you, all with a guaranteed smile. (Actually, we can’t guarantee a smile, but you get what we mean. ...)

Here’s our ultimate list of funny books for kids:

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! by Jon Scieszka

Bugs in My Hair! by David Shannon

Mars Needs Moms by Berkeley Breathed

No Laughing, No Smiling, No Giggling by James Stevenson

Do Not Open This Book! by Michaela Muntean

Born to Be Funny! by Alan Katz

Potterwookie by Obert Skye

Boys Only: How to Survive Anything by Martin Oliver

Girls Only: How to Surivive Anything by Martin Oliver

Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary

Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Lawn Boy and Lawn Boy Returns by Gary Paulsen

The Incredible Shrinking Kid by Megan McDonald

Honest Abe’s Funny Money Book by Jack Silbert

The Summer Camp from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler

The Dear Dumb Diary Series by Jim Benton

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

Kung Pow Chicken #1: Let’s Get Cracking! by Cyndi Marko

Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth by Barbara Park

Beware of the Ninja Weenies by David Lubar

Need some more funny book ideas? 

Check out these other Scholastic book lists:

What did we forget to add? What are YOUR favorite, most funny books? Let us know by sharing them on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page, and let’s continue the conversation!

Read all posts by Amy Mascott.

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