Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a hilarious series that has grabbed the attention of children everywhere. The books are about Greg, an awkward schoolboy who faces many ridiculous situations in school and at home with his incredibly barmy family. If your child is a huge fan of these books then you may be looking for something similar for them to enjoy. In this list, we have children's fiction books and collections that are filled with humour and memorable characters that will truly capture the imaginations of Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans.
If they love Diary of a Wimpy Kid for its quirky humour then they'll have loads of fun exploring David Walliams hilarious children's stories. In The Boy in the Dress, Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy, Gangsta Granny and Ratburger you can read about a whole host of unusual characters that feel as though they don't fit in getting to embark on some really wacky adventures.
These books are wacky, weird and endlessly fun. Andy and Terry have some mad adventures in the world's greatest treehouse. Find out what they keep on each of the treehouse's 13 storeys in the first book (like a marshmallow machine and a tank full of man-eating sharks!) and then see this bizarre home expand in each book to incorporate even more weird items. With short chapters and loads of fun illustrations, these books are bound to entertain the young minds that were captured by Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Edward has no idea what he's signing up for when he agrees to look after his Uncle Morton's pet whilst he's away. Over the 8 books in this collection, readers will become well acquainted with the strange friendship between Edward and Ziggy the dragon. To make them even more fun and engaging, all the books are illustrated by the brilliant Garry Parsons. Quirky and hilarious, these books are perfect for filling up the bookshelves of Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans.
This collection of children's books brings together the best of Jeremy Strong's work including his My Brother's Famous Bottom and The Hundred-mile-an-hour Dog series and all are great for reluctant readers. These stories will have your children rolling around with laughter as well as giving them the chance to learn about important topics like history and family. If your kids are looking for some new funny easy-reading books then now is the best time to introduce them to Jeremy Strong's brilliant books.
An evil wizard is threatening the kingdom of Avantia and only the Good Beasts can save everyone but there's one problem. Only true heroes can free the Good Beasts so who will step up and save the kingdom? These gripping books are great for helping your kids become more confident readers whilst engaging them in some really exciting stories they won't be able to put down.
This modern classic tells the story of a young boy and his unusual condition. After a pinboard falls on top of him during the night he ends up being flattened and this leads onto a new, and quite odd, phase of life for Stanley. This strange story with its funny illustrations would make a timeless addition to your children's bookshelves and is great for fans of Jeff Kinney's series.
The books in this series by Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy are as fun as they are magical. Fergus Hamilton isn't very happy when gets an old bike for his 9th birthday but when he takes his bike for a ride he realises something amazing - this bike is magic! Riding the bike transports him to a place called Nevermore where cycling is forbidden but Fergus and his friends are determined to not let anything stop them from riding their bikes... not even the evil king of Nevermore! Treat your little bookworms to a series that'll entertain them for hours.
If your children love stories filled with action and adventure and find having pictures useful or more exciting in a book then Russell Punter's graphic novel about King Arthur is the perfect book to add to their collection. They can learn about the legend of Camelot through bright and compelling comic-strip-style images. Let them throw themselves into a thrilling story of knights, fights and timeless legends with this graphic novel.
Tom Gates is a rather cheeky schoolboy. He writes stories like Camping Sucks, the tale of his worst ever holiday, and doodles in his notebook... which gets him in trouble with the nasty Mr Fullerman. Things start looking up when Tom's favourite band comes to town. He decides he will do anything to see them but first, he's going to have to face his weirdo big sister. This is the first in Liz Pichon's hilarious Tom Gates books, the perfect remedy for the running-out-of-Wimpy-Ki-stories blues.
George and Harold love to write and draw their own comic books and play pranks around their school. But when their principal, Mr Krupp, catches them in the act they decide to seek revenge. They buy a 3-D Hypno-Ring and use it against Mr Krupp, hypnotising him into being the one and only Captain Underpants, the hero of their comics. Filled with funny pictures and countless laugh-out-loud moments, the first in Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants series will really have your kids hooked.
Now you've got plenty of books to keep your kids occupied, whatever their interests.