Top 10 Best Funny Books for 7-year-olds

These side-splitting stories will have kids in stitches! They feature hysterical storylines and plenty of peculiar characters. Simply check out the list below for the very best funny books for 7-year-olds.

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1. The Twits

Roald Dahl

The ugly, mean and smelly Mr and Mrs Twit just love to perform cruel pranks on each other, from Mrs Twit replacing Mr Twit's spaghetti with worms, to Mr Twit launching Mrs Twit into the air! They're such a nasty couple that they keep Muggle-Wump the monkey and his family in a tiny cage in their garden. But the monkeys have an ingenious plan to trick them and escape... This hilarious story is full of anarchic fun.

2. The Boy in the Dress

David Walliams

Comic genius David Walliams released this debut novel in 2008 to huge acclaim. Both heart-warming and hysterical, it stars Dennis, a talented young footballer who has a rather unusual secret: he loves women's fashion. When he becomes friends with the cool and pretty Lisa, she is all too happy to dress him up, and he gets the chance to become his alter ego, Denise. But will Denise be accepted by her friends and schoolmates? And what will happen regarding the important football match Dennis is due to play in?

3. Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face Series

John Dougherty

This side-splitting series is full of crazy adventures and fantastic fun! Join intrepid heroes Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face as they set off on a perilous (or perhaps just rather silly!) adventure. While you're at it, watch out for dodgy badgers, porcupines and pizzas... These rib-tickling reads find our heroes enduring a kerfuffle at Christmas, finding pages from their own story going missing, and dealing with some dastardly bees.

4. The Bolds

Julian Clary

This riotous read from comedian Julian Clary is perfect for young comedy fans. The Bolds are a family of hyenas who do everything possible to keep up the appearance of being ordinary humans. Mr and Mrs Bold live in a nice house in Teddington with their kids, Bobby and Betty, and have perfectly normal jobs. But the nosy man next door is starting to get suspicious and is determined to unveil the family's true identity. A trip to the wildlife park and the ensuing heist may just reveal the Bolds' secret to everyone in Teddington...

5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Jeff Kinney

This hilarious worldwide bestseller is beloved by kids from New York to Newcastle! It stars Greg, who finds himself thrust into a new school, where scrawny little weaklings like him must share the corridors with bigger, meaner, tougher kids who are already shaving. Greg decides he must try to become cool, and attempts to do so through his popular friend, Rowley. But what will happen when their friendship is tested to the limits?

6. Compton Valance: The Most Powerful Boy in the Universe

Matt Brown

Who would have thought that the world's first time machine would be a stinky, mouldy, thirteen-week-old-cheese-and-pickled-egg sandwich?! When Compton Valance and his best friend Bryan make this astonishing discovery, they become the most powerful boys in the universe. But will they use their new powers for good... or for evil? Or will they just focus on creating the perfect formula for the world's first pair of custard trousers? This hysterical book is full of fun and madness.

7. Roald Dahl's Marvellous Joke Book

Roald Dahl

Fantastic funny fiction writer Roald Dahl brings his wit and mischief to this brilliant book of simply hilarious jokes. What do you call a fairy who hasn't taken a bath? Well, 'Stinkerbell', of course! And why do witches fly around on broomsticks? Because vacuum cleaners are too heavy! This book is bursting with fun and features Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations.

8. Captain Underpants

Dav Pilkey

Join Captain Underpants, the headteacher hypnotised by two young pranksters to become a comic book hero, as he tackles terrible toilets, evil aliens and heaps more horrible villains! Will Captain Underpants have the wedgie-power to take it all on? This uproarious read is poo-fect for young comedy fans!

9. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Judy Blume

Peter reckons he's got the world's biggest problem: his little brother, Fudge. Fudge causes trouble wherever he goes, and usually, it's Peter's job to clear up his mess! When Peter wins a tiny green turtle called Dribble, he resolves to keep it away from his brother, but somehow, Fudge gets his hands on Dribble... and disaster strikes! What will happen to the little turtle and the bond between the brothers? Discover this hilarious tale from much-loved children's author Judy Blume.

10. The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop

Clare Balding

This rib-tickling tale follows horse-mad 10-year-old Charlie Bass, who manages to accidentally buy a racehorse! The stag, named Noble Warrior, looks tough, strong, fit and healthy - but there's a problem. He refuses to leave his stable without his best buddy, a mischievous palomino pony called Percy. Charlie wants Noble Warrior to become a world-class champion, but it's not looking likely. However, with the family farm close to being repossessed, Noble Warrior may be their only hope...

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    Zoom into action and join our hero for a triple wedge of chunky action, freaky horror and crispy laffs! There are terrible toilets to defeat, evil aliens to send packing, and heaps of other totally horrible villains too. But will Captain Underpants have the wedgie-power to tackle them all?
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    With a phizz-whizzing new cover to mark 100 years of Roald Dahl, this is the story of a foul and smelly couple known as The Twits.

    Mr Twit has bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard, while his wife Mrs Twit is a horrible old hag with a glass eye. When they're together, they are probably one of the nastiest couples you're likely to meet. They love to play awful pranks on each other, too.

    The Twits are such a nasty couple that they keep Muggle-Wump the monkey and his family locked in a cage on their garden. But they haven't bet on the monkeys making a plan to trick them...

    One of Dahl's funniest stories, the story is accompanied by Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations.
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    No one know horse racing better than Clare Balding. In this reader, she gives children aged 7 and over an insight into what it feels like to own a horse.

    Suitable for fans of Dick King-Smith and Gerald Durrell, this amazing animal tale follows the horse-mad 10-year old Charlie Bass as she manages to accidentally buy a racehorse. Named Noble Warrior, the stag looks the part - he's strong, fit and healthy. But there's one issue...

    He refuses to leave his stable without his best friend, a naughty palomino pony called Percy. Charlie wants Noble Warrior to be a champion, but with Derby Day not far away, it's not looking likely. The family farm is also close to being repossessed and Noble Warrior may be their only hope!
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    Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face are two characters your children will be excited to meet. Stupendously hilarious, their crazy adventures are full of anarchic fun and are sure to delight any fan of the Barry Loser stories.

    Written by John Dougherty, the stories feature artwork from Mr Gum illustrator David Tazzyman and are full of dangerous, nail-biting, silly, mildly perilous adventure. There are dodgy badgers, porcupines and pizzas hanging about, too...

    Other side-splitting stories find our heroes experiencing a kerfuffle at Christmas; finding pages from their very own story going missing; and dealing with some bees.
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    When Compton Valance and his best friend Bryan Nylon discover the world's first TIME MACHINE (aka a mouldy, thirteen-week-old-cheese-and-pickled-egg sandwich), they become the most powerful boys in the universe. But how will Compton and Bryan decide to use their incredible new time-travelling powers? Will they use them for good? Will they use them for evil? Or will they just focus their efforts on perfecting a formula for the world's first pair of custard trousers? Things are about to get totally scrambled for Compton Valance.
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    Peter thinks he has the world's biggest problem - his little brother, Fudge. Fudge causes trouble wherever he goes and it's usually up to Peter to sort out the mess. When Peter wins a tiny green turtle called Dribble, he's determined to keep it away from his brother. But when Fudge does get his hands on Dribble - disaster strikes! A new cover edition of the first book in this hugely successful series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume.
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    Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a worldwide bestseller that is cracking kids up from New York to Newcastle!

    When Greg finds himself thrust into a new school where undersize weaklings like him share the corridors with other kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving, he decides to piggyback on the popularity of his friend Rowley and finally become cool.

    Children from 9+ will love reading the hilarious story of how Greg and Rowley's friendship is tested to the limits!
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    Popular comedian and TV presenter Julian Clary introduces The Bolds, a family of hyenas who do all they can to keep up the appearance of being human in this hilarious children's tale...

    Mr and Mrs Bold are ordinary. They live in a nice house in Teddington with children Bobby and Betty; have normal jobs like writing Christmas cracker jokes; and like to have a laugh. However, the nosy man next door thinks he may have smelt a rat (or hyena) and is determined to unveil the family's true identity...

    A trip to the wildlife park and its resulting heist might just reveal the Bolds' secret to everyone in Teddington. With David Roberts' wacky illustrations adding to the madcap fun, children aged 7+ who love David Walliams, Gareth P. Jones and Andy Stanton will be chuckling throughout this superb book.
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    Why do witches fly around on broomsticks? Because vacuum cleaners are too heavy, of course!

    And what do you call a fairy who hasn't taken a bath? That would be 'Stinkerbell'!

    Roald Dahl was always full of fun and mischief and loved all kinds of jokes, the sillier the better, so this hilarious book is sure to appeal to all his fans. The book also features Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations.
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    Now widely regarded as one of the most talented children's authors around, funnyman David Walliams, previously best known for his Sport Relief challenges and Little Britain, released his debut novel, The Boy in the Dress, to tremendous acclaim in 2008.

    Full of heart, wit and a touch of Roald Dahl-style anarchy, it finds 12-year-old Dennis living unhappily after his mum leaves the family. A crack of light shines through as he strikes up a friendship with a girl based on their mutual love of Vogue magazine - and soon Dennis is trying out some of her dresses...

    Covering an important and timely subject with no judgment and plenty of wit and insight, this fantastic novel is great for reluctant readers and any child who's felt like they're the odd one out...