Funny Books Your Kids Should Read


Make your kids laugh and teach them about the value of a good gaffaw with assorted funny books for children. There’s plenty to pick from and all (or at least most) will have your younglings rolling in the proverbial aisles.

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I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More

This book by Karen Beaumont is an entertaining option sure to engage your children. The rhyming text alone makes the book worth it!

Where The Sidewalk Ends

The classic collection of hilarious poems by Shel Silverstein is guaranteed to make your little ‘uns laugh. There’s poems about being “too sick for school” only to find out it’s Saturday among anything and everything else that befalls kids. Silverstein’s other well-known poetry collection, A Light in the Attic, is also well worth the investment.

Moo Baa La La La!

Moo Baa La La La by Sandra Boynton will even make you laugh. The farm animal illustrations it features and their facial expressions are truly priceless, while its super-bright hues make the book a worthwhile read for even your youngest kiddies.

My Little Sister Ate One Hare

The Bill Grossman book is a hilarious counting book that takes young readers through what the narrator’s little sister eats. Her “meals” are quite nasty, but it’s part of the fun. The rhyming text builds as the story goes on as an added bonus.

Shark Vs. Train

This excellent book by Tom Lichtenheld is all about imagination…and competition. Two little boys compare a toy train to a toy shark, and as their imaginations take over the toys are pitted against each other in a series of entertaining match-ups. It’s silly, it’s creative, and it’s just plain fun.

Barry, The Fish With Fingers

Barry, The Fish With Fingers is a very goofy book from Sue Hendra…after all, it’s about a fish named Barry! A fish named Barry with fingers! Barry’s fingers save the day, and provide another reason why this book is a great addition to your children’s reading lists.

Julius, The Baby Of The World

This hysterical book by Kevin Henkes is about a mouse named Lily who is adjusting to her new role as Big Sis to baby brother Julius. It’s not a role she takes to immediately, and the results are hilarious. Lily even tells a pregnant mouse she will regret being preg-o!
What are a few other really funny books for kids you’d recommend? How about favorite authors?