Print page

Favourite funny books (younger children)

I Love You Stick Insect

Warning: these books will make you laugh, snort, giggle, titter, chuckle and chortle.

Some of the funniest books around are children's books, so you're in for a treat with these favourites below. Be careful, though - there's a danger of actual tears and serious stomach-hurt from doubling-over with laughter. Don't say we didn't warn you!

  • Dirty Bertie

    Author: David Roberts

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 5+

    Flip
  • Dirty Bertie

    Author: David Roberts

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 5+

    This fun picture book about the not-so-nice side of a typical little boy will make children laugh out loud!

    ; Flip
  • It’s a Book

    Author: Lane Smith

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 7+

    Flip
  • It’s a Book

    Author: Lane Smith

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 7+

    Jackass, playing on his computer, wants to know what Monkey is up to. Monkey is reading a book

    ; Flip
  • I Love You, Stick Insect

    Author: Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 5+

    Flip
  • I Love You, Stick Insect

    Author: Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 5+

    Stick Insect has fallen in love with another stunning Stick Insect - the only problem is, it's actually a stick. Enjoy hilarious, …

    ; Flip
  • Escape from Planet Bogey

    Author: Gareth P Jones Illustrator: Steve May

    Interest level: 5-8

    Reading age: 7+

    Flip
  • Escape from Planet Bogey

    Author: Gareth P Jones Illustrator: Steve May

    Interest level: 5-8

    Reading age: 7+

    Did you know that a secret society of dogs, cats, rabbits and rodents are keeping you safe from honking aliens and flying dung sau…

    ; Flip
  • This is Not My Hat

    Author: Jon Klassen

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    Flip
  • This is Not My Hat

    Author: Jon Klassen

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    A little fish has stolen an equally small bowler hat from a much bigger fish. Hiding himself in the weedsm, he is confident he won…

    ; Flip
  • King Coo

    Author: Adam Stower

    Interest level: 7-9

    Reading age: 7+

    Flip
  • King Coo

    Author: Adam Stower

    Interest level: 7-9

    Reading age: 7+

    In an attempt to escape the school bully Monty Grabbe, Ben hides under the school bins, unwittingly entering a tunnel into a fanta…

    ; Flip
  • Looshkin

    Author: Jamie Smart

    Interest level: 7-9

    Reading age: 7+

    Flip
  • Looshkin

    Author: Jamie Smart

    Interest level: 7-9

    Reading age: 7+

    Looshkin is named ‘the maddest cat in the world’ for good reason – anything that could possibly go wrong all comes down …

    ; Flip
  • How to Eat Pizza

    Author: Jon Burgerman

    Interest level: 3-7

    Reading age: 5-7

    Flip
  • How to Eat Pizza

    Author: Jon Burgerman

    Interest level: 3-7

    Reading age: 5-7

    How do you eat pizza? Which slice do you go for first? The biggest isn’t always the best, you know. Jon Burgerman’s big, bold…

    ; Flip
  • Dave Pigeon

    Author: Swapna Haddow Illustrator: Sheena Dempsey

    Interest level: 6-7

    Reading age: 6-7

    Flip
  • Dave Pigeon

    Author: Swapna Haddow Illustrator: Sheena Dempsey

    Interest level: 6-7

    Reading age: 6-7

    Dave Pigeon, the brilliant pigeon mastermind, is determined to find and eat all of your biscuits. The expressive illustrations com…

    ; Flip
  • Superhero Street

    Author: Phil Earle Illustrator: Sara Ogilvie

    Interest level: 7-12

    Reading age: 7+

    Flip
  • Superhero Street

    Author: Phil Earle Illustrator: Sara Ogilvie

    Interest level: 7-12

    Reading age: 7+

    Superhero Street is a heartwarming and laugh-out-loud read that celebrates mums as the everyday superheroes they are. Sara Ogilvie…

    ; Flip