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    30 Funny Children’s Books to Read With Your Kids That Will Have Them ROFL

    It’s never too early to spark a love of reading in your child, and what better way to do so than with some funny children’s books? A sense of humor is one of the most important things in life, after all. 

    So if you’re looking for some titles to add to your little one’s bookshelf, here are thirty funny books for children that will have them laughing on the floor!

    Thirty Funny Books for Kids to Make Them Laugh

    With so many children’s books, it can be hard to know which ones are worth your time. But rest assured, these thirty children’s books are all classics that will entertain your little ones for hours on end.

    From silly stories about animals to humorous takes on traditional fairy tales, there’s something on this list for everyone.

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    Funny Children’s Books: Picture Books

    Picture books are a great way to introduce young children to the joys of reading. And with their vibrant illustrations and funny stories, these children’s books will surely capture your child’s attention.

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    1. Who Did It? by Ohara Hale

    Box set Cover of Who Did It? by Ohara Hale

    This box set of funny kids’ books includes Who Sneezed?, Who Farted?, Who Burped?, Who Pooped?, and Who Peed?—a series of humorously illustrated board books in which animals and insects display bodily noises and functions to aid young children in understanding and coping with them in a healthy, polite, and acceptable manner. These funny kids books use humor to teach young children about proper bodily functions!

    Age Group: 1–3 years

    Price: $14.95

    2. The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak 

    Cover of The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak

    This funny children’s book is perfect for kids who are just learning to read. With no pictures to distract them, they’ll be able to focus on the funny words and sounds that make up the story. Even though there are no pictures, this book is still considered a picture book because of its large size and format.

    Age Group: 3–5 years 

    Price: $9.90

    3. Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton

    Cover of Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton

    This Sandra Boynton classic board book teaches three sincere animals and one confused turkey about colors, clothing, and getting dressed. This humorous first concept book will make children smile as they joyfully add an OOPS to every layout. 

    It has a charming read-aloud narrative that highlights different aspects of the book. It’s a funny and enjoyable book that teaches children about animals, colors, and getting dressed.

    Age Group: 1–3 years

    Price: $4.58

    4. Everybody Poops by Taro Gomi

    Cover of Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi

    This is a funny and factual book about poop that is perfect for toddlers! This classic book uses humor to teach kids about a natural bodily function in a way that is relatable and non-judgmental. 

    You may even find yourself laughing along with your child as they learn about this important topic. It’s a funny and informative book about poop—what’s not to love!

    Age Group: 1–3 years

    Price: $15.29

    5. The Little Butterfly That Could by Ross Burach

    Cover of The Little Butterfly That Could by Ross Burach

    A funny and heartwarming picture book about a little butterfly who doesn’t think it can do anything but flap its wings. With the help of its animal friends, the butterfly learns that even the smallest creatures can make a big difference in the world. This book is perfect for teaching kids the importance of being yourself and believing in yourself. 

    A funny and inspiring story about a little butterfly who learns to believe in itself. The book has a great prequel titled ‘The Very Impatient Caterpillar,’ which talks about metamorphosis in a fun way.

    Age Group: 4–8 years

    Price: $11.29

    6. Finders Keepers by Keiko Kasza

    Cover of Finders Keepers by Keiko Kasza

    In this funny and sweet picture book, there is a forest where a hat is more than just a hat! Wherever the hat lands, whether on a tree branch, stream, or flowerbed, someone immediately knows what to do with it and cries, “Finders, keepers!” 

    This endearing circular tale’s hilarious sights and witty plot twists will thrill children. A funny and heartwarming story about a hat that is more than just a hat.

    Age Group: 3–5 years

    Price: $16.99

    7. Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great by Bob Shea

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    Ever since he was born, Unicorn has thought he was the best. But when he meets Goat, who doesn’t seem to be impressed by Unicorn’s many talents, Unicorn starts to wonder if maybe he isn’t as great as he thought. 

    This funny and relatable story will teach children the importance of being humble. You also don’t want to miss the sequel to this book, Unicorn Is Maybe Not So Great After All.

    Children will learn that what they think about people is not always true.

    Age Group: 2–6 years

    Price: $15.99

    8. Federico and the Wolf by Rebecca J. Gomez

    Cover of Federico and the Wolf by Rebecca J. Gomez

    This picture book is a Mexican-American retelling of “Little Red Riding Hood”. Federico is prepared to see Abuelo; he has his red sweatshirt on and a basket of food in his bicycle basket. 

    But he encounters a ravenous wolf on the way. And now, his granddad looks eerily like el Lobo. A funny and twisty take on a classic fairy tale, this book is sure to delight kids.

    Age Group: 4–7 years

    Price: $13.19

    9. Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems

    Cover of Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems

    In this installment of the hugely popular Pigeon series by Mo Willems, the Pigeon tries every trick in the book to get you to let him stay up late. Will you give in? 

    This funny and relatable picture book is perfect for bedtime or pastime reading. This humorous children’s book teaches the importance of going to bed on time.

    Age Group: 2–6 years

    Price: $10.59

    10. I Don’t Want to Be a Frog by Dev Petty

    Cover of I Don't Want to Be a Frog by Dev Petty

    The frog doesn’t want to be a frog. He would much rather be a bird, a rabbit, or even a worm. But as he embarks on a journey to find out what it is like to be each of these animals, he discovers that maybe being a frog isn’t so bad after all.

    This funny and relatable story is perfect for teaching kids to be content with who they are. After reading this funny children’s book, kids will learn to be satisfied with who they are.

    Age Group: 2–6 years

    Price: $8.99

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    Funny Children’s Books: Chapter Books

    Books with chapters are perfect for kids starting to read independently. They are usually a bit longer than picture books, but they still have plenty of illustrations to break up the text. Here are ten funny chapter books that your child is sure to love.

    Young girl sitting at table and reading the book Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss

    11. Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure by Doreen Cronin

    chicken squad: the first misadventure by doreen cronin

    This is the first book in the funny and adventuresome Chicken Squad series, perfect for readers who are ready to move on from picture books but aren’t quite ready for middle-grade books. Dirt, Sugar, Poppy, and Sweetie embark on their first misadventure: trying to find out who is leaving mysterious gifts in their coop. It teaches children the value of teamwork and friendship.

    Age Group: 5–8 years

    Price: $7.99

    12. Dory Fantasmagory: Outside the Box Series by Abby Hanlon

    Cover of Dory Fantasmagory: Outside the Box Series by Abby Hanlon

    This ‘Outside the Box’ series includes Dory Fantasmagory’s first four adventures in the beloved chapter book series following the life of Dory. Being the youngest in her family, Dory likes being the center of attention and wants to play with someone more than anything. But when her siblings think she’s too much of a child, she takes it up on herself and her imaginary friends to have the fun she wants.

    Age Group: 8–12 years

    Price: $15.29

    13. Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo

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    This funny and heartwarming novel tells the story of Flora, a self-proclaimed cynic, and Ulysses, a squirrel who was struck by lightning and gained superpowers. 

    Together, they go on a series of hilarious adventures that will leave you laughing and rooting for these two unlikely heroes. This funny children’s book teaches kids about the power of friendship and hope.

    Age Group: 8–12 years

    Price: $7.60

    14. The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey

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    This is the first book in The Bad Guys series, perfect for reluctant readers or anyone who loves a good comedy. Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, and Mr. Snake have just been released from prison, and they’re ready to go straight…Or are they? 

    When they stumble upon a group of lost puppies, they have to decide whether to be good guys or bad guys. Kids will love this funny and action-packed story about a group of bad guys who turn out to be not so bad after all.

    Age Group: 6–8 years

    Price: $21.43 (for complete set)

    15. Funny Girl by Betsy Bird

    Cover of Funny Girl by Betsy Bird

    The funny and relatable stories in this collection are perfect for kids who are just starting to read chapter books. This anthology is a compilation of stories from various authors embodied in characters like Olive as she navigates through the ups and downs of life.

    Stories inspired by real-life come together hilariously when actors like Lisa Brown talk about incidents with her brother sticking a Tic-Tac up his nose. Humorists like Adrianne Chalepah and Delaney Yeager join in to teach the best tricks of comedy.

    Age Group: 8–11 years

    Price: $7.61

    16. Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

    Cover of Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

    This funny and heart-warming book series is perfect for reluctant readers or anyone who loves a good adventure story. Join Clementine as she embarks on a series of hilarious misadventures, ranging from getting lost in the city to accidentally dyeing her hair green. Your child will love following the funny and relatable Clementine as she navigates her way through some hilarious misadventures.

    Age Group: 6–8 years

    Price: $5.99

    17. I’m Just No Good at Rhyming by Chris Harris

    Cover of I’m Just No Good at Rhyming by Chris Harris

    Chris Harris is a contemporary virtuoso of children’s rhyme, with strong echoes of the whimsy and humor of Shel Silverstein. I’m Just No Good at Rhyming is a witty compilation of funny poetry that you should read again and over again. 

    For kids who struggle to connect with text or are reluctant readers, Harris’s poetry is subversive and sarcastic. The poems in this funny children’s book are perfect for reluctant readers or anyone who loves a good laugh.

    Age Group: 5–10 years

    Price: $16.99

    18. The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

    Cover of The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

    The 13-Story Treehouse is a funny children’s book about two friends who live in, you guessed it, a 13-story treehouse! This book is full of funny illustrations and amusing characters that will not only keep your little one entertained but also proves to be educational. 

    The 13-Storey Treehouse teaches kids about things like environmentalism, science, and technology. This funny children’s book is both entertaining and educational.

    Age Group: 6–9 years

    Price: $7.99

    19. Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same! by Grace Lin

    Cover of Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same! by Grace Lin

    Ling and Ting are identical twin sisters who look exactly alike, but they are not exactly the same. Ling likes to take her time and think things through, while Ting is impulsive and always on the go. 

    This funny children’s book follows the twins as they embark on a series of funny and heartwarming adventures. This book teaches kids about the importance of acceptance and friendship.

    Age Group: 4–7 years

    Price: $4.99

    20. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

    Cover of Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

    Funny and timeless, Pippi Longstocking follows the adventures of a playful nine-year-old girl. Pippi is strong, independent, and always up for a good adventure. 

    Your little one will enjoy following her on her many funny escapades. This book teaches kids about the importance of independence and self-confidence.

    Age Group: 6–9 years

    Price: $6.99

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    Funny Children’s Books: Animal Books

    Books with animated characters will make your little one laugh out loud. From silly stories to funny poems, these books are sure to get a giggle out of your kiddo.

    Young boy sitting outdoors, surrounded by picture books, reading Dr. Seuss’s One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

    21. Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin

    Cover of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin

    When Farmer Brown’s cows find an old typewriter, they start typing out demands for better living conditions. Hilarity ensues when Farmer Brown tries to deal with his cows’ funny needs. This book teaches kids about the importance of cooperation and compromise.

    Age Group: 2–6 years

    Price: $7.19

    22. Miss Hazeltine’s Home for Shy and Fearful Cats by Alicia Potter

    Cover of Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats by Alicia Potter

    This classic bedtime story is loved by kids and adults alike. The simple text and soothing illustrations are the perfect way to end the day. 

    This epic funny children’s book is a must-have for any household with young kids. The message in the story about courage and friendship is heartwarming, and the illustrations are very detailed and beautiful.

    Age Group: 2–6 years

    Price: $5.36

    23. Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

    The cover of Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

    In this funny children’s book, a little chicken’s bedtime stories are always interrupted by her own fears. But eventually, she learns to face her fears and falls asleep. 

    Not only is this book funny, but it’s also a great way to teach kids about bravery. This book teaches kids about facing their fears.

    Age Group: 3–7 years

    Price: $7.99

    24. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

    Cover of The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

    This classic funny children’s book tells the story of a mischievous rabbit who gets into trouble in Mr. McGregor’s garden. Kids will love this timeless tale that follows Peter’s shenanigans. Potter finds clever ways to teach kids about obeying rules and staying out of trouble through Peter Rabbit.

    Age Group: 5–7 years

    Price: $7.99

    25. Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

    Cover of Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

    Your little one will love this funny and silly story about dragons and their love for tacos. But beware, these dragons also love spicy salsa! 

    The story revolves around a group of dragons who are invited to a taco party, but things quickly get out of hand. This funny picture book teaches kids to be careful about what they eat.

    Age Group: 2–5 years

    Price: $8.95

    26. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak


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    This classic children’s book tells the story of a young boy named Max who is sent to bed without dinner. But instead of being scared, Max imagines going to a place where the Wild Things are. Your little one will delight in following Max on his epic adventure. Going through this book can be a great way to teach kids about their imagination.

    Age Group: 2–6 years

    Price: $5.00

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    27. I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

    Cover of I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

    This funny and clever story is about a bear who loses his hat. He goes on a journey to find it, asking everyone he meets if they have seen it. 

    But when he finally finds his hat, he realizes that maybe he shouldn’t have been so quick to judge. This funny children’s book teaches kids about the importance of patience and tolerance.

    Age Group: 3–7 years

    Price: $14.99

    28. Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones 

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    Sophie Brown and her parents move from Los Angeles to a farm they’ve inherited from Sophie’s great-uncle. Farm life gets more interesting when a cranky chicken appears and Sophie discovers the hen can move objects with the power of her little chicken brain.

    Stubborn Sophie uses her creativity and learns to care for her flock, earning money for chicken feed, and collecting eggs. But when a respected local farmer tries to steal them, Sophie must find a way to keep them (and their superpowers) safe.

    Age Group: 8–11 years

    Price: $7.79

    29. Over, Bear! Under, Where? by Julie Hedlund

    Cover of Over, Bear! Under, Where? by Julie Hedlund

    This book follows the tale of two friends; Under and Over. When they decide to enjoy a day at the park, a series of hilarious events ensue. The incidents are described with hilarious wordplay and puns. Children will have a great time reading and listening to this story.

    Age Group: 4–7 years

    Price: $15.49 (Hardcover)

    30. Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Mac Barnett

    Cover of Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea! by Ben Clanton

    Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do both love waffles, parties and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they discover the whole wide ocean together. 

    A wonderfully silly graphic novel series with each volume featuring three stories. The series celebrates the value of positivity and creativity.

    Age Group: 5–8 years

    Price: $5.97

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    Let’s Make Your Kids Laugh with These Funny Kids’ Books!

    A woman and a child sitting on a cot, laughing as they read a book

    Entertaining your little ones doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact, it can be quite enjoyable—especially when hilarious books are involved! These stories not only provide some much-needed laughter but also teach some valuable life lessons along the way. So whether you’re looking for a bedtime story or funny children’s books to read aloud, be sure to check out these thirty titles!

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    What are some benefits of reading funny books for children?

    Funny children’s books can be both entertaining and educational. You don’t have to sacrifice one for the other, as there are many fun children’s books that will keep your little one entertained while teaching them new things.

    What age group is most appropriate for funny children’s books?

    These books are generally appropriate for kids aged 2–12 years old. Although some books may be geared towards a specific age group, most children’s books can be enjoyed by kids of all ages.

    What other things can you do to improve children’s reading?

    In addition to reading funny books for children, you can also try reading games. Various online platforms offer free reading games for kids. These games can help improve their reading speed, comprehension, and fluency. SplashLearn is a great resource for this—it offers over 300 fun and interactive reading games for kids of all ages.

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