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. 

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1. The World of David Walliams Collection - 6 Books

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David Walliams

This box set contains six of David Walliams' best-loved and, obviously, completely hilarious novels. Included are The Boy in the Dress, Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy, Ratburger, Demon Dentist and Awful Auntie. These are the kind of books that will have readers rolling in laughter as David's unforgettable characters embark on unusual adventures. 


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. Catherine Wilkins Collection - 4 Books

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Catherine Wilkins 

Catherine Wilkins perfectly captures what being a pre-teen is like in her book series about best friends Jessica and Natalie. Everything is great for Jessica until new girl Amelia comes on the scene, Amelia instantly become friends with Natalie which makes Jessica feel left out, especially when she realises how much of a bully Amelia is. Soon enough though, Jessica's going to get her own back. This is a witty series that will entertain fans of Jacqueline Wilson and Cathy Cassidy.


5. Pamela Butchart Collection - 7 Books

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Pamela Butchart

These silly school stories are by the fantastic Pamela Butchart and the books feature spooky figures, exciting espionage and beings from another world. From head teacher's that turn out to be vampire bats to demon dinner ladies, there are seven funny books to choose from and Thomas Flintham's illustrations also bring the stories truly to life. 


6. Nearly Fearless Monkey Pirates Collection - 4 Books

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Michael Anthony Steele

The Nearly Fearless Monkey Pirates make for brilliant reading for reluctant and developing readers. These disaster-prone pirates are led by Captain Banana Beard as they hunt for treasure far and wide across the seven seas... finding some is proving tricky though. Have a laugh a minute with these sea-faring monkeys. 



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. Toto the Ninja Cat and the Incredible Cheese Heist

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Dermot O'Leary

Dermot O'Leary's Toto the Ninja Cat books are inspired by his real pet cat Toto, though not herself a ninja... at least not as far as anyone knows! In this purr-ticular book, Toto and her brother Silver have a very pressing case to investigate... all the world's cheese has gone missing! But, who would steal all the cheese and why? It's up to Toto and Silver to find out.



10. National Trust Secret Diaries Collection - 4 Books

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Philip Ardagh

Help your little comedy fans get into history with this collection from the National Trust. Fictional stories filled with facts, there's so much to enjoy with these books. Travel back to the Tudor times to witness the spywork of Thomas Snoop, learn about the tricky process of Medieval knight-training with John Drawbridge and crack a mysterious case with Jane Pinny, a Victorian maid who also happens to be a fantastic detective.