I love a funny story, whether it is a quiet chuckle or a big belly laugh. I have collected ten series from our library collection for this list, so if you are looking for a good laugh, then look no further...
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Tank and Fizz: The Case of the Slime Stampede by Liam O'Donnell & Mike Deas
These clever monsters are smart and funny! New readers will enjoy the challenge of this chapter book mixed with comic style images.
When the slimes escape, it's up to Tank and Fizz to clear Mr. Snag's, the school's caretaker, name, but they'll have to outwit their eight-legged principal and play with forbidden magic to solve the mystery.
Ivy & Bean by Annie Barrows & Sophie Blackall
One of my favourite beginner chapter books series!
The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to quickly hide and Ivy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to like each other. Vibrant characters and lots of humor make this a charming and addictive introduction to the Ivy and Bean Book Series.
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
These books are funny! The funny Viking names are my favourite part! You might have seen the movies based on this series, but like so many movies they couldn’t fit all the details in. Definitely worth the read and makes a good read aloud too!
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is a smallish Viking with a longish name. Hiccup's father is chief of the Hairy Hooligan tribe which means Hiccup is the Hope and the Heir to the Hairy Hooligan throne - but most of the time Hiccup feels like a very ordinary boy, finding it hard to be a Hero.
The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey
This series is hard to categorize, but it is great for kids stretching from picture books and graphic novels to chapter books…And these characters are hilarious.
Gabby & Gator by James Burks
This is a new series by the author of Bird and Squirrel and I think you are going to like this one too!
Mr. Wolf's Class by Aron Nels Steinke
I haven’t read this one yet, but every kid I know who has says it deserves a spot on the funny books list.
From Eisner Award-winning creator Aron Nels Steinke, a vibrant, funny new series that charmingly captures the everyday antics of a fourth-grade classroom!
Mr. Wolf has just started teaching at Hazelwood Elementary. He wants the first day of school to go well, but he's got his hands full with his new class. Some of his students include: Margot, who is new in town and is trying to make friends.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
This book may appeal to kids that are a little bit older, the main character Greg is starting middle school, but the writing style, graphics and humour have wide reaching appeal!
Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.
The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen.
And Then it Happened by M&L Wade
These short stories about the shenanigans three friends get up to are full of practical jokes…just make sure no one gets any big ideas!
Big Nate Strikes Again by Lincoln Peirce
Similar to Diary of a Wimpy kid, Nate is dealing with Middle School, and using his cartooning skills to get him through.