Top 10 Best Funny Books for 9-year-olds

These fantastically funny books will have kids roaring with laughter! They feature stupidly hilarious storylines and a cast of charismatic characters. See below for a list of the best funny books for 9-year-olds, including books by beloved authors such as Roald Dahl, Jeff Kinney and Jacqueline Wilson.

1. Mr Stink

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David Walliams

This story stars a whiffy tramp who lives a decidedly smelly life on a park bench. However, his sour stench doesn't stop young Chloe befriending him and his dog, and when it looks like Mr Stink and his beloved pet might be pushed out of town, Chloe knows she must act quickly. Whilst Chloe's family seems to be falling apart, Mr Stink actually ends up bringing them together with a surprise appearance on TV. Heart-warming and hilarious, this book will enthral children and adults alike.

2. Roald Dahl's Stories

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Roald Dahl

Discover the bizarre, hilarious and phizz-whizzing tales of the wonderful Roald Dahl, including The Twits, Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and more. Explore his wondrous worlds and quirky characters in these truly gloriumptious stories, featuring Roald Dahl's distinctive wit and spellbinding storytelling.

3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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Jeff Kinney

This side-splitting series will have kids in stitches as they follow the mishaps and misadventures of Greg Heffley. Greg is an average American schoolboy, but he has a habit of finding himself in embarrassing but hilarious situations. In his diary, he makes observations on his turbulent days, complete with hysterical doodles. From eventful road trips to the terrifying prospect of finding a date for Valentine's Day, kids are sure to be laughing out loud as they read these bestselling books.

4. Cakes in Space

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Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre

This bizarre and brilliant book is packed with quirky characters and hilarious humour, guaranteed to delight kids! Astra's ship is in trouble. Something is lurking within the ship's canteen - something on the war path. On top of this is the problem of the pesky Poglites, a space salvage crew who have come to pillage the ship of its spoons. Only Astra and her reliable robot friend Pilbeam can stop the ship from being destroyed...

5. My Brother is a Superhero

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David Solomons

Perfect for young superhero fans, this book stars Luke, who's mad about comics. He shares a tree-house with his geeky older brother, Zack. Unfortunately, Luke goes for a wee at exactly the wrong moment, just as an alien gives his undeserving brother awesome superpowers and tells him to save the universe. But when Zack is kidnapped, Luke and his friends have just five days to find him - and save the world...

6. Captain Underpants

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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!

7. The Story of Tracy Beaker

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Jacqueline Wilson

This phenomenally funny tale stars the loveable mischief-maker Tracy Beaker, a girl who lives in a children's home - or 'Dumping Ground', as she calls it. She must try to get on with all the other children, as well as her foster families, despite her wild streak! She reckons her mum's a glamorous movie star who will come back for her one day. Join Tracy in her vividly imaginative world on all her hilarious adventures.

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

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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.

9. The Misadventures of Max Crumbly

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Rachel Renee Russell

Having always been home-schooled, Max has been begging to attend a 'real' school for ages - but South Ridge Middle School proves to be a terrifying place. He quickly wonders whether he's done the right thing, especially when he meets Doug, a.k.a. Thug Thurston. Max soon wishes he had superpowers like his comic book heroes, but unfortunately, his gift for smelling pizza from a block away won't help him beat the bad guys. Nonetheless, he's determined to be the hero the school needs... This uproarious read will have kids laughing their socks off.

10. Grandpa's Great Escape

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David Walliams

Jack thinks his grandpa is just a regular old man who wears slippers to the supermarket and constantly forgets Jack's name - but it turns out this old man can still take to the skies and save the day! Featuring soaring spitfire journeys over London and thrilling escapes through the city, this riveting adventure is packed with fun and humour.