30 Funny Children’s Books

Funny childrens' books

Looking for funny children’s books to read?  You are in the right place!  

Children love stories that are engaging, plot-driven, and funny if possible. if you give a child funny books, they’ll read them all day. Who doesn’t enjoy laughing and giggling as they read a story, right? So, I’ve compiled a list of 30 funny children’s books that your children will enjoy reading.

The first thing you want to do is to choose a great book. If you’re new to this, I hope this funny children’s books list makes your decision easier and provides you and your child with many enjoyable reading hours! Enjoy!

Now let’s start the list of 30 Funny Children’s Books and choose according to your child’s age.

1. Wink by Rob Harrell (ages 9 – 12)

Harrell’s genius is making all of it feel authentic for a seventh-grader, a teenager who, like countless others, just wants to be normal . . . Bodies change, people change, life continues. It’s a lesson a lot of us have been learning, and relearning, in recent days
I highly recommend this funny, standout cancer story based on the author’s own life.

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2. Narwhal Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton (ages 5 – 7)

Narwhal Unicorn of the Sea is a wonderfully silly, full-colour, early graphic novel series featuring three short stories and a super fun ocean fact page – and joke page too! The perfect first book for young readers, just moving on from picture books, discovering the joys of friendship, working together and the power of imagination. Illustrations make it all so real!

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30 funny children's books

3. Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon (ages 6 – 9) series

Dory, the youngest member of her family, craves attention and, above all, wants her brother and sister to play with her. She’s too much of a baby for them, so she’s left to her own devices, which include her vivid imagination and boundless energy. It is fantastic with an explosive imagination!!

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4. The Sleepover and Other Stories (Fox + Chick) by Sergio Ruzzier (ages 5 – 8)

It is a critically praised early reader series that includes Fox and Chick, two unlikely friends who, despite their differences, always manage to get along. In this third book in the series, Fox and Chick enjoy a sleepover, look for a misplaced hammer, and arrange a surprise party that surprises everyone. The ubiquitous characters, comedy, and comic-style layouts make it suitable for both picture book and emerging reader audiences.

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The Sleepover and Other Stories

5. Baloney and Friends Going Up! by Greg Pizzoli (ages 6 – 9) series

Welcome to the Cat Kid Comic Club, where Li’l Petey (LP), Flippy, and Molly introduce twenty-one rambunctious, funny, and talented baby frogs to the art of comic-making.

As the story unwinds with mishaps and hilarity, readers get to see the progress, mistakes, and improvements that come with practice and persistence.

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6. The Bad Guys #1 by Aaron Blabey (ages 6 – 8) series

They sound like the Bad Guys, they look like the Bad Guys… and they even smell like the Bad Guys.

Mr. Wolf has a daring plan for the Bad Guys’ first good mission. The gang is going to break 200 dogs out of the Maximum Security City Dog Pound.

Will Operation Dog Pound go smoothly? Will the bad guys become the good guys?

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7. Cat Kid Comic Club by Dav Pilkey (ages 7 – 10) series

Welcome to the Cat Kid Comic Club, where Li’l Petey (LP), Flippy, and Molly introduce twenty-one rambunctious, funny, and talented baby frogs to the art of comic-making.

Readers get to observe the development, blunders, and improvements that come with practice and determination as the tale unfolds with accidents and laughter.

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8. Pizazz by Sophy Henn (ages 7 – 10)

Pizazz by Sophy Henn

Snarky, reluctant caped crusader Pizazz fights a seemingly perfect villain in this third book in the hilarious and highly illustrated series—perfect for fans of Dog Man and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

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9. Cranky Chicken by Katherine Battersby (ages 7 – 10)

Cranky Chicken, well, he’s cranky, with one cranky brow, cranky eyes, and even cranky, itchy feet. But then Cranky meets Speedy, a really nice worm that wants nothing else but to be friends with him. Young readers will enjoy seeing the mismatched relationship develop over the course of three fascinating and hilarious short excursions.

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10. Banana Fox and the Secret Sour Society by James Kochalka (ages 7 – 10) series

Graphix Chapters are ideal books for beginning and newly independent readers. With approachable page counts, easy-to-follow paneling, and artwork that supports text comprehension, these engaging stories with unforgettable characters help children become lifelong readers.

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11. Hound Heroes: Beware the Claw by Todd H. Doodler, illustrated by Todd Goldman (ages 7 – 10) series

A super-funny, action-packed graphic novel for young readers, with hilarious color illustration throughout!

In this graphic novel adventure, find out how the hounds become heroes when a spaceship crashes in their back garden, giving them superpowers!

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12. Donut Feed the Squirrels by Mika Song (ages 7 – 10)

Two squirrels’ best friends meet their match: a donut food truck! A hilarious young graphic novel perfect for fans of Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea and anyone who would do ANYTHING for a donut.

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13. Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Ben Wood (ages 7 – 10) series

What do real pigeons do? Real pigeons fight crime, of course! Wait, what? You didn’t know your town is protected by a secret squad of crime-fighting feathered friends? Well, you are about to get schooled. Real pigeons solve mysteries, fight the bad guys, and they won’t stop until your neighborhood is safe and all your questions are answered: Like, why have all the breadcrumbs disappeared? And which food truck smells the best?  

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14. Hamster Princess Harriet the Invincible by Ursula Vernon (ages 6 – 9)

Sleeping Beauty gets a feisty, furry twist in this hilarious new comic series from the creator of Dragonbreath. This laugh-out-loud new comic hybrid series will turn everything you thought you knew about princesses on its head.

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15. Bad Kitty: Puppy’s Big Day by Nick Bruel  (ages 7 – 10) series

As always, Bruel’s writing is hilarious, and his excellent illustrations make the story complete. Bad Kitty fans will enjoy this volume immensely. Plenty of good, goofy fun for children.

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16. The Accidental Diary of B.U.G. by Jen Carney (age 7 – 12)

Meet Billie Upton Green and her VERY accidental diary – and don’t you DARE call her B.U.G!

Readers will enjoy Billie’s experiences and her witty, doodle-filled style of telling them just as much as they do the Dork Diaries or Wimpy Kid books, and it’s also wonderful to see such a joyful celebration of diverse family life.

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17. Captain Awesome by Stan Kirby (ages 6 – 9) series

Eugene’s bags are packed and his Super Dude sleeping bag is rolled up and ready. It’s time to go to sleepaway camp! But this isn’t just any summer camp: it’s Superhero Summer Camp!

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Captain Awesome chapter books are perfect for beginning readers!

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18. The Wishmakers by Tyler Whitesides (ages 9 – 12) series

Twelve-year-old Ace’s life is about to change in the most unexpected and magical ways—all because of a peanut butter jar.

Looking for a fantastically fast-paced and funny read? Your wish is granted!

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19. The Tapper Twins Go to War (with each other) by Geoff Rodkey  (ages 8 – 12) series

Two kids. One pastry. This means WAR! The first in a hilarious new series from a multi-talented US author and screenwriter.

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30 Funny childrens' books

20. The Last Last Day of Summer by Lamar Giles, illustrated by Dapo Adeola (ages 8 – 12)

Giles gives his middle school-aged African-American protagonists a unique style and admirable substance….While the pair manages to fix time in this adventure, underlying distress suggests readers may enjoy greater depth in upcoming visits to an already cleverly fantastical and fantastically clever universe. If you’re a fan of wild and wacky stories, this is the book for you.

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21. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein (ages 6 – 9)

Silverstein’s poems always delight young readers with silliness and humor. A must-own!

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22. Funny Girl: by Betsy Bird (ages 8 – 12)

These stories are bound to engage most readers and tickle ribs.

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30 funny Childrens' books

23. Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai (ages 6 – 9)

Pie in the Sky is an insightful, funny, and poignant look at the struggles of immigrating to a new country (Australia) and the difficulties of learning English along with growing up and grieving the loss of a father.

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24. Smile by Raina Telgemeier (ages 8 – 12)

Raina shares her growing-up stories with humor and amazing art. This true story is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever been in middle school, and especially those who have ever had a bit of their own dental drama.

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25. The Twits by Roald Dahl (ages 8 – 12)

Mr. Twit is a foul-smelling man with bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard. Mrs. Twit is a horrible old hag with a glass eye. Together, they make the nastiest couple you could ever hope not to meet.

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26. Timmy Failure by Stephan Pastis (ages 8 – 12) series

With hilarious comic strip illustrations, Timmy Failure is set to be the latest hot read for 9-12-year-olds. Funny and perfect for fans of Wimpy Kid.

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27. The best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson (ages 8 – 12) series

This captivating narrative offers a new perspective on nativity and serves as a lovely reminder that God loves everyone. This is one of the best Christmas books ever.

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28. Nugget and Hot Dog by Jason Tharp (ages 6 – 8)

Nugget and Hot dog is a typical good guy versus bad guys plot, except the characters are food! A hot dog (Dog) and a (chicken?) nugget are the nice guys (Nugget).

You’re not mistaken if you think this sounds goofy, but it’s exactly the right degree of hilarious and eccentric while remaining easy to read, so new readers will (ahem) love it.

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29. Kung Pow Chicken Let’s Get Cracking! by Cyndi Marko (ages 6 – 9)

Kung Pow Chicken is the superhero everyone has been waiting for!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line called “Branches,” which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost your reading confidence and stamina.

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30. Bird and Squirrel On Ice by James Burks (ages 6 to 9 )

Bird and Squirrel are back and ready for adventure! and this time they have an awesome new friend, Sakari. But they also have a new enemy, The Great Whale. 

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There are so many fun books out there that I couldn’t possibly list them all. Please share your favorites or what you choose to pick from the list in the comments!

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(29) Comments

  1. Ishi Tripathi says:

    Wow!! Sounds great list. You have done awesome job for Christmas holidays …will definitely share it with my friends with young kids.

  2. Rakesh Upadhyay says:

    Very satisfying post indeed….
    How precious a treasure would be these books to have in your shelves! Let’s gift some of these to our kids. Can’t we find some time to read stories to a group of neighbouring children once in a week atleast, in the adjoining society park? Let’s try this out. Shouldn’t our children enjoy the world of stories and the rich ocean of books like we did in our childhood? What do you say?

  3. Wow this is amazing. You have provided a great list. Would share this with my friends who need them for their child. Great work.

  4. some great books in the list but want to ask if you can add some books by Indian authors too in the list

    1. Sure, will do it soon.

  5. Raksha says:

    Wow such amazing list of children’s books. It is so important to put children up for reading books as it has so many benefits. I do not have kids, but will send this to my friends who have.

  6. I had been searching for some good books to recommend my neices for reading. Because now a days everyone has read almost everything. These books look.good and fresh. I can definitely refer it to them

  7. Wow this is an amazing list of funny children books. my little one is an avid reader, will surly check out these books for her. The Sleepover and Other Stories (Fox + Chick) by Sergio Ruzzier sounds most interesting to me, in this list.

  8. Now that we have a vacation this list is region going to be a lot helpful now. Hats off for this compilation of funny books

  9. Humaira says:

    It is so important to put children up for reading books as it has so many benefits.Hats off for this compilation of funny books.

  10. Despite being a book review blogger I have never come across many of these books. Brilliant collection. Thanks for sharing dear

  11. Love this article! Great gifting idea this coming Christmas! Bringing humour to children’s books is a great way to keep them engaged until they develop that love for books. Such a great way to practice a habit!

  12. Your list has come at right time. I have already added a lot of these books in my cart through your post.

  13. Wow I have not heard of even one of the above listed books. Will check with my daughter if she has read any of them.

  14. My daughter love reading books and u job easy to search books for her. List of Great book collection .

  15. oh my! This is such a nice and big list! Thanks to you my 2022 gifting is taken care of! I prefer to gift books to the kids in my family, but i am always stumped on finding the right and good book for them. this recommendation list is very helpful and useful.

  16. OMG, that’s quite a quirky collection of funny childrens book. I will be sharing the same with my kids later today, so that they can also read the same. Curious to know your favourite from the list!

  17. Funny books are always good to read and have after effects also. I would like to add Monsters worry too. Shall check Wink book for Christmas gift.

  18. Bedabrata Chakraborty says:

    Loved all the books that you have listed. Why only children I look forward to reading these as well!

  19. Bookmarking this list . Definitely buying a few for my daughter.

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