Humorous Children’s Books

There's no doubt about it, kids love to laugh and be entertained. Selecting humorous children's books is a sure fire way to please kids. Humorous characters and plots make reading more enjoyable and seem less like a chore or assignment. Children can identify with sticky situations, mishaps and even the craziest children's characters. Even the youngest readers respond to humor. Learning through laughter makes reading fun and more appealing to reluctant readers. Here are some excellent book choices and series that are sure to bring a smile to their faces. You might even find yourself laughing along! Why not try…


Young Readers:

There Is a Bird On Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book), Mo Willems (series) I absolutely love this series for early readers. It's not your typical easy reader book. The characters, Elephant & Piggie are extremely amusing (even to adults!) These two best friends weather the most ridiculous situations together. The words are simple and appear in large print in dialogue balloons. A delightful & fresh approach for beginners. This series also makes a wonderful read aloud book. There are several Elephant & Piggie books available in the series.

Also try the equally amusing, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus series by Mo Willems.


Chapter Books:

Ramona Boxed Set (4 Volumes) (Ramona the Brave, Ramona the Pest, Beezus and Ramona, Ramona Quimby – age 8) Beverly Cleary is a favorite children's author and is well known for her award winning Ramona series. Kids love Ramona because she is an entertaining character experiencing the trials and tribulations of third grade, family life, friends and foes.  These stories are full of memorable kids' moments, funny nicknames and the challenges of growing up. Additional titles are available in the Ramona series as well as many other popular books by this author.

Also enjoy,The Ralph Mouse Collection by Beverly Cleary



Pure Fudge : Fudge boxed set The adventures of Fudge are absolutely hysterical! Peter's little brother Fudge is an adorable little boy, but he is certainly knows how to get into mischief. The adults think he's precious, but his older sibling knows the real truth. Fudge is an accident waiting to happen. Kids will laugh out loud as poor Peter must deal with Fudge's latest antics. A big hit with kids! Additional titles are available in the series by this New York Times best-selling author.

Highly recommended, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume


Books For Older Children:

The Falcon's Malteser (Diamond Brother Mysteries)  Horowitz (series). The Diamond Brothers book series has that winning combination of humor and mystery.  Older kids (grades 5-8) love them! Written by the extremely popular teen author, Anthony Horowitz (best know for his Alex Rider adventure series) these stories follow two young boys trying to make it in the private detective business. The Falcon's Malteser is an adventure filled with secret locks, lost diamond treasures, strange villians and of course, a humorous, bumbling older brother. Put it all together and it spells laughs and excitement. Enjoyable reading even for reluctant readers.


For additional year round children's reading suggestions, please view:

Amazon's Summer Reading Store for Kids. Check out this superb selection of summer reading at Amazon's Summer Reading for Kids & Teens. This impressive summer feature recommends quality children's, tweens & teen books according to age group, popular book series, boxed sets, books from movies, required summer reading, books reports books, classics, as well as picture books, craft books and activity books for summertime fun. A great place to find the perfect books for your children.


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