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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

  • MBSH 9 years +
    David Solomons
    9 years +
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    This is a super story for superhero-mad children! An award-winning book written by David Solomons, it's a zesty and refreshing read full of funny situations.

    Luke is a comic book-mad 11-year old who shares a tree house with his geeky older brother, Zack.

    Luke's only mistake is to go for a wee right at the wrong time. While he's gone, an alien gives his undeserving, never-read-a-comic-in-his-life brother superpowers and then tells him to save the universe.

    Luke is massively annoyed about this, but when Zack is kidnapped by his arch-nemesis, Luke and his friends have only five days to find him and save the world...
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    Matt Brown
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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.
  • GPGE 9 years +
    David Walliams
    9 years +
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    David Walliams' novels have had such a huge impact on children's fiction that now many people see the actor, comedian and fundraiser as an author first. Full of heart and humour, his stories look at issues that affect all children and have devilishly Dahl-style anarchy running through them.

    Following the success of Demon Dentist, Mr. Stink and The Boy in the Dress, we're delighted to be offering you his latest bestseller, Grandpa's Great Escape. Jack's Grandpa may wear his slippers to the supermarket and constantly forget Jack's name but he can still take to the skies and save the day.

    With spitfire journeys over London and great escapes through the city, this is an exciting adventure about the bond between grandparent and grandchild. It's also full of Walliams' long-time collaborator Tony Ross' distinctive illustrations.
  • CKZ2 9 years +
    Philip Reeve
    9 years +
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    Bursting with ever-so quirky humour and eccentric characters that are sure to delight children aged 7 and above, Cakes in Space is a fun-packed new book from the brilliant Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre.

    Astra's ship is in big trouble! Something is lurking within the ship's canteen; something on the war path. And with added trouble from the Poglites - a space salvage crew who have come to pillage the ship of its spoons - Astra and her trusty robot friend Pilbeam are the only ones standing in the way of the ship's destruction...

    Absolutely packed with wonderful illustrations courtesy of Sarah McIntyre and dynamically written by Roald Dahl Funny Prize-shortlisted author Philip Reeve, Cakes in Space is as peculiar as it is side-splittingly hilarious!
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780141385839 - Jeff Kinney
    WPYK 9 years +
    9 years +
    (10)
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    We are excited to bring you a brand new 12-book box set, available on eBay UK item ID 263535270451.

    Zoo-wee-mama! Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid books have now sold over 75 million books worldwide - with 10 million of those sales coming in the UK alone.

    Book People's latest slipcased collection brings together the first 10 books following the misadventures of Greg Heffley and his crazy family including, for the first time in paperback, Old School.

    Greg is an average American schoolboy, but he has a habit of getting into embarrassing but hilarious situations. These books follow his diary as he makes observations on his days and doodles away. From classic road trips to tales of hard luck and the terrifying prospect of finding a date for Valentine's Day, these are sure to have children laughing out loud.
    Format: paperback
  • MMXC 9 years +
    Rachel Renee Russell
    9 years +
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    In this laugh-out-loud spin-off from the Dork Diaries series, author Rachel Renee Russell introduces Max Crumbly, the new Dork on the block.

    Max is just about to start at South Ridge Middle School and it's the scariest place he has ever been. Previously home-schooled by his grandmother, he's been begging his parents to let him attend a 'real' school. But when he gets there, he wonders if he's done the right thing - especially when he meets Doug aka Thug Thurston.

    Thug keeps stuffing Max in his locker and it's these experiences that make Max wish he had superpowers like the heroes in his comics. Unfortunately, Max's ability to smell pizza from a block away won't save lives or foil any bad guys. But he's determined to be the hero his school needs...
  • AAFVM 7 years +
    Dav Pilkey
    7 years +
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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?
  • TIK2 9 years +
    David Walliams
    9 years +
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    Mr Stink is not just a bit smelly, he is the "stinkiest stinker who ever lived" but despite this, our lonely heroine Chloe invites him back to hide in her family's garden shed. Keeping him a secret proves tricky, however, as Mr Stink is not a quiet, retiring shed guest! David Walliams' second book for children is overpoweringly funny and clever and the illustrations by Quentin Blake add extra genius. Readers aged 9+ will think this is genius!
  • EAK2 9 years +
    Jacqueline Wilson
    9 years +
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    The Story of Tracy Beaker introduces Jacqueline Wilson's most popular character ever!

    Ten-year-old Tracy lives in a care home but frequently escapes from her annoying surroundings with the help of a vivid imagination.

    Accompanied by brilliant illustrations from Nick Sharratt, The Story of Tracy Beaker is essential reading for children from 9+.
  • Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Books - Collection - 9780141371337 - Roald Dahl
    NROJ 7 years +
    Roald Dahl
    7 years +
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    There are no other authors quite like Roald Dahl. A supreme storyteller with a wicked sense of humour, his characters and stories are timeless and unforgettable.

    With striking new artwork to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations and a keepsake slipcase featuring Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations, this 15-book collection brings together all Dahl's classic children's novels.

    From Mr. Hoppy and Mrs Silver to Mr & Mrs Twit; and from giant peaches to magic medicines; this is a collection bursting with unique characters, hilarious situations and unforgettable storylines - as well as Dahl's wicked sense of humour.

    An essential addition to any bookshelf, the likes of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches and Fantastic Mr Fox have shocked, excited and entertained generations of children and now's your chance to own them all - whatever your age!

    Format: paperback