Filled with fun and lots of laughs, these side-splitting stories will have kids laughing their socks off! See below for the very best funny books for children, ordered by target age.
This dynamic, witty book is guaranteed to appeal to babies and toddlers with its bold illustrations and toilet-themed humour! There's a long queue for the loo, and two children try to imagine what could be causing the hold-up. Could it be a tiger who needed a tiddle, a wombat who wanted a widdle, or a penguin too frozen to piddle? This hilarious, rhyming book will have you and your child laughing out loud.
Judith Kerr | 3+
Judith Kerr's Mog the cat stories have enchanted children for generations - and had them bursting with giggles! Cuddly cat Mog always seems to be in trouble because of her forgetfulness. She forgets that she has a cat flap and that she's already eaten supper. But one night, her forgetfulness proves very useful... This loveable tale will delight little ones.
Dr. Seuss | 5+
The vibrant stories of Dr. Seuss are bright, fun and completely crazy! Featuring all the best-loved stories such as The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Green Eggs and Ham, kids will adore these quirky stories and lively illustrations, which are sure to inspire a lifelong love of reading.
Judy Blume | 7+
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.
Jeff Kinney | 7+
This 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?
Roald Dahl | 7+
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.
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...
David Walliams | 9+
This funny and moving story stars a young boy and his seemingly very ordinary grandmother. Ben is bored and fed up at his grandma's house. She only ever wants to play Scrabble and eat cabbage soup all day. But Ben is about to discover some interesting facts about his grandmother: firstly, that she was once an international jewel thief, and secondly, that she has been plotting to steal the Crown Jewels all her life, and now she needs Ben's help. This exciting and hilarious story will somewhat subvert children's ideas about grandparents!
Louise Rennison | 11+
This riotously funny read is filled with teenage angst, drama and fun. Set in a summer school at a performing arts college somewhere Up North, boys, snogging and terrible acting are guaranteed when Tallulah Casey sets out to fulfil her theatrical dreams. From the hilarious author of Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, kids are sure to laugh out loud at this uproarious read.
Andy Robb | 12+
Archie is 14 and a geek to the core. He's a level 5 Mage in the world of role-playing games, capable of casting spells and summoning the Undead. But the real world has no rule book for navigating Life's Big Challenges, including warring parents, a tactless stepfather, orc-like bullies and horrendous hair. But then a Beautiful Girl appears. The nearest Archie has come to an encounter with a girl is painting an Elven miniature. Can he succeed on a Daring Quest to win her heart? This gloriously geeky book celebrates all things nerdy in hysterical style.