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.


Aaron's hair by Robert N. Munsch

When Aaron hurts his hair's feelings by saying he hates it, his hair runs away and jumps onto other people and into trouble.

After eating an entire box of doughnuts leads to consequences Alexander does not like, he decides to be the best boy ever for the rest of his life.

In the town of Mossy Pockets, the residents throw a birthday party for reluctant Bigfoot. The party excitement builds until it all comes to a pie-smashing disaster. But in the end, Bigfoot loves it, because even though Bigfoot does not like birthday parties, Bigfoot loves a birthday mess!

Boo-hoo moo by Margie Palatini

When Hilda Mae Heifer's trademark "moo" starts sounding even worse, the other animals decide she is lonely and hold auditions to find her some singing partners.

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.

Get ready for a riotous chase between a rat and a bat-wielding cat.

Cats get famous by Ron Barrett

Disguised as a trash bag, greedy cat-hater Lekvar Smirk kidnaps a trio of singing cats, Hal, Dora, and Geneva, and takes them to try out for the television show, Animal Idol.

Eloise discovers the Plaza Hotel's Lost and Found and decides to make it her secret play room.

Elvis the rooster thinks he has died when he fails to crow at the rising of the sun but the chickens find a way to restore his cluck.

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

Second Grade

Uncle Murray takes Puppy on a walk on a day that Bad Kitty is being unusually difficult, but has several unpleasant encounters with a police officer and one mean dog along the way. Interspersed with the story is information about dog behavior, pet care, and more.

The Riot brothers are never bored! Whether it's a school day, a snow day, or a switch day, Orville and Wilbur don't let anything get in the way of having fun.

The Grateful Fred by Greg Trine

When the star of The Grateful Fred receives threatening letters, he calls on Melvin, the superhero in charge of Los Angeles, and his assistant, Candace, to stop the criminal and his henchmen before they destroy Fred's reputation.

Leroy Ninker saddles up by Kate DiCamillo

Yippie-i-oh! Saddle up for the first in a spin-off series starring favorite characters from Kate DiCamillo's New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson books.  Join Leroy, Maybelline, and a cast of familiar characters— Stella, Frank, Mrs. Watson, and everyone's favorite porcine wonder, Mercy—for some hilarious and heartfelt horsing around on Deckawoo Drive.

This collection of wacky fairytales re-imagines familiar stories with silly twists.  Characters include Little Red Running Shorts, the Really Ugly Duckling, and Cinderumpelstiltskin.

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

Third Grade

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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.

Get mooned by SerWacki

Best friends and ninjas-in-training Joey and Johnny are sent on a special mission to investigate their rival ninja school's use of advanced technological weapons.

The Ghastly McNastys, two gruesome pirate twins who love treasure, find a treasure map in the sleepy village of Little Snoring, and try to find the booty before two clever local kids get to it first.  The McNastys' adventures continue in other books in this series.

The terrible two by Mac Barnett
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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.

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 but finds their enterprise "Total Failure, Inc." challenged by a college-bound spy and a four-foot-tall girl whom Timmy refuses to acknowledge.

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

Fourth Grade

A talking cat, intelligent rats, and a strange boy cooperate in a Pied Piper scam until they try to con the wrong town and are confronted by a deadly evil rat king.

Cosmoe's wiener getaway by Max Brallier

Cosmoe Earth Boy, captain of the flying food truck Neon Wiener, cruises the galaxy with his friend Big Humphree, protecting the universe and narrowly escaping space bad guys.

I am sort of a loser by James Smith

When a new girl in Barry's class gets more laughs than him, he comes up with a plan to restore his popularity that involves thirty boxes of beard flakes.

A epic prank war between twelve-year-old twins Reese and Claudia Tapper of New York City is told through transcribed recordings, text messages, photographs, illustrations, screenshots, and more.

When the eighth grade civics class of Miami's Culver Middle School goes on a trip to Washington, D.C., Wyatt Palmer finds himself in deep trouble before the plane even lands because his best friend, Matt, has decided the men sitting behind them are terrorists and it is up to the boys to stop them.

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

Fifth Grade

Sixth-grader Hal gets a year-long journal-keeping assignment in his least favorite class, history, much to the delight of his history buff father.

Steve "Sneeze" Wyatt attempts to thwart his parents' plan to have him skip eighth grade, but he has bigger problems, such as when Mrs. "Fierce" Pierce threatens to keep him from the Invention Convention.

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.

Ultimate showdown by James Patterson

Opinionated siblings Rafe and Georgia Khatchadorian debate a variety of topics relating to the ups and downs of middle school life and encourage readers to add their own contributions through write-in games and activities.

The trials and tribulations of twelve-year-old Charlie C. Cooper, reformed bully, gifted hacker, and middle child, continue as Charlie tries to convert her overnight fame into a lucrative role on a television show.  See the beginning of Charlie's story in Confessions of a So-Called Middle Child.

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

Sixth Grade

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.

Angus Cairns is a brownie, a magical creature with a fastidious nature. Alex Carhart is the messiest eleven-year-old in the United States of America. Together, this unlikely pair embarks on an unforgettable adventure.

Fourteen-year-old Kevin is a hard worker, so when his income is cut off he begins a series of businesses, from poker games to selling snacks, earning money to take a girl to a dance, but his partners soon tire of his methods.

In 1895, twelve-year-old Stan decides to find his long-lost father in the logging camps of Michigan, documenting in his scrapbook his travels and encounters with troublesome relatives, his mother's suitors, lumberjacks, and more.

Project Sweet Life by Brent Hartinger

When their fathers insist that they get summer jobs, three fifteen-year-old friends in Tacoma, Washington, dedicate their summer vacation to fooling their parents into thinking that they are working, which proves to be even harder than having real jobs would have been.

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