Humor & Comedy

Funny Books That Make You Think

Books that have a funny story, but a more thoughtful or serious topic underneath.

Al Capone Does My Shirts - Gennifer Choldenko

Better Nate Than Ever - Tim Federle

A Boy Named Queen - Sara Cassidy

El Deafo - Cece Bell [graphic novel, Autobiography]

Falling Over Sideways - Jordan Sonnenblick

I Emma Freke - Elizabeth Atkinson

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus - Dusti Bowling

It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel - Firoozeh Dumas

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key - Jack Gantos

The Legend of Spud Murphy - Eoin Colfer

Lucky Cap - Patrick Jennings

No Talking - Andrew Clements

One Mixed-Up Night - Catherine Newman

The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade - Jordan Sonnenblick

The Sixth Grade Nickname Game - Gordon Korman

Slider - Pete Hautman

Ungifted - Gordon Korman

Well, That Was Awkward - Rachel Vail


Funny Series

All of these are the first book in the series.

Belly Up [FunJungle Series] - Stuart Gibb

Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to NOT Reading [Charlie Joe series] - Tommy Greenwald

Dork Diaries [series] - Rachel Renee Russell

Hoot - Carl Hiaasen

Martin Bridge [series] - Jessica Scott Kerrin

Swindle [series] - Gordon Korman

The 13-Story Treehouse [Treehouse series] - Andy Griffiths

Timmy Failure [series] - Stephan Pastis

Hilarious Authors Hall of Fame

These authors have reputations for writing the funniest books. Any one of their books is a guaranteed winner if you love comedy!

Andrew Clements

Jack Gantos

Stuart Gibb

Andy Griffiths

Carl Hiaasen

Jeff Kinney

Gordon Korman

James Patterson

Rachel Vail


Light-Hearted Books

Books that are just fun and silly!

Bean Stalker and Other Hilarious Scary Tales - Kiersten White

Ben Franklin’s in my Bathroom! - Candace Fleming

Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year - Bill Harley

The Chicken Doesn’t Skate - Gordon Korman

Laugh Out Loud - James Patterson

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher - Dana Alison Levy

No More Dead Dogs - Gordon Korman

The Pepins and their Problems - Polly Horvath

The SOS File - Betsy Byars