Funny books are one of the best reads for beginner readers to practice reading. The humor and silly jokes encourage kindergarteners to read more. With 5-8-year-olds at home, you can never have too many supplies of funny stories and jokes. Check out this list of funny books for kindergarteners, 1st, 2nd, 3rd graders. Some of them are popular series and some lesser-known authors. A brilliant mix of books for your child to laugh all the way.
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25 Funny Children’s Books For Grades K-3 (Ages 5-8 Years)
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P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever
Why does not ‘knot’ start with an ‘N’? Read about the poor correlation of the sound of English words to their spelling. It is a fun take with each alphabet. Accompanying pictures and content are funny.
Ages: 3 – 8 years | Hilarious and informational read
Turkey Goes to School
Animals are not allowed in school. Read along as turkey and his friends Pig and others try to prove humans wrong. The entire turkey trouble series is super hilarious.
Ages: 3 – 7 years | Funny picture book series
The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape!
The Good Egg and his pals leave their cartons and go out for a fun outing. It is a morning of hide and seek for the dozen eggs. Children would find the egg hunting exercise quite entertaining, along with all the clues given.
Ages: 4 – 7 years | Hilarious kindergarten picture book
The Toot Fairy
Jessa the fairy is asked what kind of fairy she wants to be. She accidentally says ”toot” instead of ”tooth”! Now her job is to find all the ‘toots’ from the bottom of the world.
Ages: 4 – 7 years | For Kids who find gross funny
George and Harold from Jerome Horwitz Elementary played some tricks which made the cafeteria ladies quit. But the replacements were quite unusual-looking aliens. Will Captain Underpants be able to save the day?
Ages: 6 – 8 years | Short, funny chapter book series
The Stinky Giant
Pepper and Jake, two young shepherds, hike to the nearby mountain. They want to reason with the big and stinky giant, Urk. His dirty laundry water causes floods in the valley, every week. The giant gives them cryptic puzzles to solve. Will they be able to solve the puzzle and make the giant move away?
Ages: 5 – 7 years | Laugh out loud beginner read
Cat Kid Comic Club
Cat kid wants to teach young frogs how to draw comics. Kids are sure t giggle at the sandwich monster, toothbrush lawyers, etc. The story has a beautiful message – it is ok to fail. A silly and hilarious read for first graders and above.
Ages: 7+ years | Humorous graphic novel series
The Bad Seed
It has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. A hugely popular book with parents, kids, and educators. Children will understand the power of transformation and positive change.
Ages: 3 – 7 years | Entertaining and Educational Read
Bunjitsu Bunny Jumps to the Moon
Read the story of a bunny, Isabel. She is the best bunjitsu artist in her class. Read how she faces every challenge with determination while doing the right thing. The illustrations are eye-catching, done with two colors.
Ages: 6 – 8 years | Short Beginner Reader chapter book
National Geographic Kids Just Joking
If your child cracks jokes at every chance, this one is a good choice. It is full of silly jokes, tongue twisters, riddles, and many more. The pictures are bright.
Ages: 6 – 9 years | Age-appropriate elementary joke
Would You Rather Book For Kids
This book is packed with hilarious and imaginative “would you rather” questions. The situations are entertaining and challenging. Perfect for a road trip and some family, friends bonding time.
Ages: 5 – 9 years | Hilarious questions
Mr. Putter & Tabby Row the Boat
On a hot day, Mr. Putter and his cat Tabby go boating. His neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, and her dog, Zeke join in. The story is well-etched and the characters are humorous.
Ages: 6 – 9 years | Funny read-aloud for first graders and above
Always Watch Out for the Flying Potato Salad!
This one is the ninth book in the popular and humorous series Here’s Hank. This is the story of a clever boy Hank, who also has dyslexia. Hank goes with his mom to her deli for Take Your Child to Work Day. Read to find the series of mishaps and entertaining events that follow.
Ages: 6 – 8 years | Funny chapter book series
Where the Sidewalk Ends
A hilariously imaginative poem and sketching book. In this book, you will meet a boy who turns into a TV set, a girl who eats a whale. Even get a chance to meet a Unicorn.
Ages: 5 – 9 years | Funny classic poems for kindergarteners and above
Funny Jokes For 7 Year Old Kids
Filled with age-appropriate jokes, your child will crack up at every single one. Pretty soon everyone in the family will listen to knock-knock jokes, riddles, tongue twisters all day long.
Ages: 5 – 7 years | Funny jokes for new readers
There Was a Black Hole that Swallowed the Universe
It is a clever science parody using a familiar poem, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly”. Now read along as black hole swallows everything in the universe one by one. The artwork is mesmerizing
Ages: 4 – 8 years | Fun informational book for kindergarteners and above
Inspiring Educational Fun Facts for Kids
Learn fun facts on Space, Biology, History, Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering. The learning is kept interesting with funny jokes in between. The comic book style format makes the reading enjoyable.
Ages: 5 – 8 years | STEM jokes and facts
The Silly Kids Joke Book
Crack up with the 500 jokes suitable for the elementary age group. Tickle the funny bone of kids with clever wordplay. The words are easy and the fonts are large for a beginner reader to read independently.
Ages: 5 – 12 years | Hilarious jokes for primary graders
Funny School Stories
A set of assorted stories that 5-year-olds can read independently. From Fancy Nancy to Pinkalicious and Dixie, all known characters are included. Kids will surely crack up with these funny stories.
Ages: 4 – 8 years | Funny stories for kindergarten classroom
Never Let a Unicorn Wear a Tutu!
An adorable story with a Unicorn, tutu, cupcake, playdate. A little girl overhears that unicorns should not wear a tutu. Now she is confused about her tutu and unicorn. The story ends with a good moral about sharing.
Ages: 4 – 8 years | Humorous story with cute pictures
Bad Kitty Gets a Phone
Bad Kitty has everything but now wants a smartphone. And she is ready to do her share of tasks for it. Finally, when she gets one, she is addicted to it. A much-needed topic handled in a humorous way. The story is silly and creative with funny pictures.
Ages: 6 – 8 years | Hilarious books series for elementary reading
Doctor Grundy’s Undies
Read the humorous story about an undergarment swept away in the air. It travels to many countries around the world. Where doe it land finally? A giggle-inducing read for reluctant readers.
Ages: 6 – 10 years | Silly story with fun pictures
A Silly Milly Christmas
A fun holiday story about a Greta Dane Dog breed. Milly loves Christmas and is all ready to celebrate it with her family. Kids will laugh out loud at the antics of the nig dog. The text is lyrical and the illustrations colorful.
Ages: 5 – 9 years | Funny story with pet character
The Don’t Laugh Challenge
Tell hilarious jokes or play with your friend a game of keeping straight face. The book is a sure hit with jokes loving kids
Ages: 7 – 10 years | Seriously funny jokes
The Worst Coloring Book
It features some of the popular scenes from The Worst Book series. The pictures are silly and simple enough for early elementary kids. Starting with page one, it just breaks the rules of all good books, in a funny way.
Ages: 4 – 8 years | Humorous coloring book