Suggested Humorous/Funny Fiction by Grade Level


Looking for something to read that will tickle your funny bone?  Try one of these humorous books.  Some titles will give you a chuckle, while others will make you burst out with laughter.  Grade levels are suggested, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level. Under each grade is a link for even more titles.


Llama destroys the world by Jonathan Stutzman

Eating too much pie causes Llama to rip his dancing pants, opening a black hole and threatening the entire universe.


Piranhas don't eat bananas by illustrator Aaron Blabey

Told in rhyming text, Brian tries to get his fellow piranhas to try his fruit and vegetable platter, but they all prefer meat--like those human feet dangling in the water.

Told in rhyming text young dinosaurs learn to read, but only after many mishaps, like chewing their books and throwing them at the cat--but eventually they learn to respect their books, and treat them properly.

This is a taco! by Andrew Cangelose

A squirrel named Taco that loves to eat tacos humorously teaches young readers to write their own stories.


A series of monsters spend the night trying to learn what scares Darth Vader, before revealing their true selves.

In this book with no pictures, the reader has to say every silly word, no matter what.

Need more suggestions?  See this list of Suggested Humorous/Funny Fiction for Kindergarten.

First Grade

Amelia Bedelia's after-school routine includes playing on her swing set every day, but when she discovers that robins are building a nest atop her slide, she watches them raise a family instead.

Flubby is not a good pet! by illustrator J. E. (Jennifer E.) Morris

Although Flubby the cat refuses to do pet tricks, he proves his pet worthiness during a scary situation.

Sparkly new friends by Heather Ayris Burnell

Unicorn and Yeti run into each other (literally) while looking for sparkly things, and despite some differences, (for instance Unicorn is magic, Yeti is not, Yeti likes snowball fights, Unicorn can not throw snowballs)--the two become friends over a shared love of hot chocolate with rainbow sprinkles.

Unable to decide which outfit will make him look cool at school, Pete the Cat considers the many colorful choices in his wardrobe before discovering that it is not what he wears, but how he wears his clothes that makes him cool.

Hello, Crabby! by Jonathan Fenske

Crabby is not a happy crab, in fact Crabby is quite crabby, so pushy Plankton, who is always trying to cheer up fellow marine creatures, bakes Crabby a cake--but will Crabby finally smile?

Sea sheep by Eric Seltzer

Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text introduce the reader to sheep that can swim, dive, play pirates, read books, and much more.

Need more suggestions?  See this list of Humorous/Funny Fiction for First Grade.

Second Grade

The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey

The Bad Guys, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Shark, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Piranha, want to be heroes, and they decide that the way to do it is free the 200 dogs in the city dog pound--but their plan soon goes awry.

Game over, Super Rabbit Boy! by illustrator Thomas Flintham

When King Viking and his evil robot army attack Animal Town, and kidnap Singing Dog, it is up to Super Rabbit Boy, with some help from Sunny and his video game console, to save the day.

When the squirrel Tail comes barreling into the chicken coop ranting about a round, shiny, green, big, scary thing in the yard, Dirt, Sweetie, Poppy, and Sugar investigate this strange object.

Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows

When seven-year-old Bean plays a mean trick on her sister, she finds unexpected support for her antics from Ivy, the new neighbor, who is less boring than Bean first suspected.

Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon

Dory, the youngest in her family, is a girl with a very active imagination, and she spends the summer playing with her imaginary friend, pretending to be a dog, battling monsters, and generally driving her family nuts.

Need more suggestions?  See this list of Suggested Humorous/Funny Fiction for Second Grade.

Third Grade

Supremely confident middle school student Nate Wright manages to make getting detention from every one of his teachers in the same day seem like an achievement.

Mistakes were made by Stephan Pastis

Resolving to earn so much money that his mother will no longer stress out over the bills, eleven-year-old Timmy Failure launches a detective business with a lazy polar bear partner named Total.

Buckle and Squash : the perilous princess plot by illustrator Sarah Courtauld

Deep in a forgotten corner of the realm of Squerb, two sisters dream about very different destinies, but when one of them sets out to fulfill her plan, they both get caught up in something unexpected.

In his Grandpa Al's garage workshop, child genius Frank Einstein tries to invent a robot that can learn on its own, and after an accident brings wisecracking Klink and overly expressive Klank to life, they set about helping Frank perfect his Antimatter Motor until his archnemesis, T. Edison, steals the robots for his doomsday plan.

Hamstersaurus Rex by Tom O'Donnell

Eleven-year old Sam befriends a hungry class hamster that undergoes a freaky transformation.

Unlucky teacher Ms. Linda LaCrosse wins the lottery and shares her winnings with her class. The students fulfill their dreams with their newfound wealth, but they soon learn that winning the lottery is not all that lucky.

Need more suggestions?  See this list of Suggested Humorous/Funny Fiction for Third Grade.

Fourth Grade

The terrible two by Mac Barnett
Also available in: e-book | e-audiobook

When master prankster Miles Murphy moves to sleepy Yawnee Valley, he challenges the local mystery prankster in an epic battle of tricks but soon the two join forces to pull off the biggest prank ever seen.

Stick dog by 1965- Tom Watson

Stick Dog and his four friends - Stripes, Mutt, Poo-Poo and Karen - will do anything to steal some sweet-smelling hamburgers from a family at Picasso Park!

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Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.

Magic mistakes by Lou Kuenzler

After failing the entrance exam to Creepy Castle School for the third time, Bella Broomstick is sent into the Person World, where she is forbidden to do magic while being fostered by a non-magical couple.

Margot and Mateo save the world by 1981- Darcy Miller

Waking up to find their town invaded by slug-like aliens, sixth graders Margot and Mateo team up with a visiting scientist to save the day.

Return to Pegasia by Matthew K Manning

Xander Stone has been hiding his three friends the Rainbow-Barfing Unicorns in plain sight as part of a magic show, but now a regular unicorn has found her way through a portal; problem is the virus that turned them into zombie-like creatures has apparently given his three friends a craving for unicorn flesh.

Need more suggestions?  See this list of Suggested Humorous/Funny Fiction for Fourth Grade.

Fifth Grade

The last kids on Earth by Max Brallier

After a monster apocalypse hits town, average thirteen-year-old Jack Sullivan builds a team of friends to help slay the eerily intelligent monster known as Blarg.

When Rafe Kane enters middle school, he teams up with his best friend, "Leo the Silent," to create a game to make school more fun by trying to break every rule in the school's code of conduct.

Everyday disasters and impending doom by illustrator Booki Vivat

Nervous about middle school because her family does not get her and her friends know exactly what they want to do, Abbie Wu searches for her own passion before discovering a knack for leadership when injustices in the cafeteria come to light.

The brilliant world of Tom Gates by illustrator Liz Pichon

Irritating his teachers with his lack of focus and creative excuses, Tom Gates spends his time drawing pictures and writing down observations about everything from his grumpy sister and annoying classmate to an unsatisfying camping trip.

The 13-story treehouse by Andy Griffiths

Follow the efforts of Andy and Terry to meet a book deadline despite numerous distractions in their sophisticated tree house home, including flying cats, giant bananas, and sea monsters pretending to be mermaids.

The legend of Greg by Chris Rylander

Greg Belmont learns he's anything but ordinary when he discovers he's a real, live, fantastical dwarf and sets off on the adventure of a lifetime.

Crash course by Landry Q. (Landry Quinn) Walker

Eleven-year-old Elara from the planet "Nowhere" begins school at the Academy of Terraforming Arts, where she befriends Clare, a mute intergalactic sponge, and learns how to farm in space without blowing up planets.

Need more suggestions?  See this list of Suggested Humorous/Funny Fiction for Fifth Grade.

Sixth Grade

While trying to jumpstart the zombie apocalypse, twelve-year-old Ernestine Montgomery and her new stepbrother, Charleston, stumble upon a murder mystery in the retirement apartments where their parents do maintenance.

Bad unicorn by Platte F Clark

Max Spencer is an underachiever but when a carnivorous unicorn, Princess the Destroyer, and an evil wizard, Rezormoor, bring him, the only one who can read the legendary Codex of Infinite Knowability, to their magical realm, he must find the courage to save himself, his friends, and the entire human race.

Fourteen-year-old Kevin is very good at lying and doing so makes life easier, but when he finds himself in big trouble with his friends, family, and teachers, he must find a way to end his lies forever.

Using a bogus name, the League of Picklemakers, sixth-grader Ben and three recruits start a prank-pulling club and receive funding from their middle school's PTA.

Stand up, Yumi Chung! by 1980- Jessica Kim

When eleven-year-old Yumi Chung stumbles into a kids' comedy camp she is mistaken for another student, so she decides to play the part.

After producing three horror films that went mostly ignored on YouTube, fifteen-year-old Justin and his filmmaking buddies decide it's time to make something epic.

Need more suggestions?  See this list of Suggested Humorous/Funny Fiction for Sixth Grade.