Funny Books for Kids

terribleThe Terrible Two / Mac Barnett

When master prankster Miles Murphy moves to sleepy Yawnee Valley, he challenges the local, mystery prankster in an epic battle of tricks but soon the two join forces to pull off the biggest prank ever seen.


worstThe Worst Class Trip Ever / Dave Barry

When the eighth grade civics class of Miami’s Culver Middle School goes on a trip to Washington, D.C., Wyatt Palmer finds himself in deep trouble before the plane even lands because his best friend, Matt, has decided the men sitting behind them are terrorists and it is up to the boys to stop them.

penderwicksThe Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy / Jeanne Birdsall (Book 1 of The Penderwicks Series)

While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.

floraFlora & Ulysses / Kate DiCamillo

Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.


fiveFive, Six, Seven, Nate! / Tim Federle

Now on Broadway as second understudy for E.T., Nate Foster keeps in close contact with his best friend, Libby, as he faces his nemesis, Jordan Rylance, and his own insecurities as the cast member with the least training and experience.


fortunatelyFortunately, the Milk / Neil Gaiman

While picking up milk for his children’s cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space.


twerpTwerp / Mark Goldblatt

In Queens, New York, in 1969, twelve-year-old Julian Twerski writes a journal for his English teacher in which he explores his friendships and how they are effected by girls, a new student who may be as fast as Julian, and especially an incident of bullying.


charlieCharlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading / Tommy Greenwald (Book 1 of the Charlie Joe Jackson Series)

Middle schooler Charlie Joe is proud of his success at avoiding reading, but eventually his schemes go too far.


recessComics Squad: Recess / Jennifer L. Holm (Book 1 of the Comics Squad Series)

A collection of comics about every kid’s favorite school subject: recess.



goldfishThe Fourteenth Goldfish / Jennifer L. Holm

Ellie’s scientist grandfather has discovered a way to reverse aging, and consequently has turned into a teenager–which makes for complicated relationships when he moves in with Ellie and her mother, his daughter.


bunnyMr. and Mrs. Bunny– Detectives Extraordinaire! / Polly Horvath (Book 1 of The Bunny’s Series)

When Madeline’s parents go missing, she encounters two bunnies who have decided to take up detective work and are willing to come to her aid.


farmerUnusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer / Kelly Jones

Through a series of letters, Sophie Brown, age twelve, tells of her family’s move to her Great Uncle Jim’s farm, where she begins taking care of some unusual chickens with help from neighbors and friends.


sidewaysSideways Stories from Wayside School / Louis Sachar (Book 1 of the Wayside School Series)

Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.


threeThree Times Lucky / Sheila Turnage

Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Mo LoBeau, now eleven, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a cafe and co-parent of Mo with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.