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:
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:
- Funny Books for Tweens
- Funny Books for Funny Kids: Ages 6-7
- Books Guaranteed to Make You Laugh
- If Your Kids Love Captain Underpants...
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!
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