Suggested Humorous/Funny Fiction by Grade Level

Kindergarten

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.

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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.

Reformatted as a stand-alone tale for beginning readers, follows 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.

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.

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

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. Text is interspersed with 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

A collection of wacky fairytales.

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Third Grade

The spinny icky showdown by Laurie Keller

Arnie the talking doughnut and Peezo participate in a television game show, competing against other local teams in a series of challenges which include facing Nick "The Pumpernator" Pumpernickel, and still manage to solve a mystery.

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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 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.

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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 not a loser by James Smith

An oral history that reports, through transcribed recordings, text messages, photographs, illustrations, screenshots, and more, an epic prank war between twelve-year-old twins Reese and Claudia Tapper of New York City.

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.

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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 when his friends disapprove of his new list and Mrs. "Fierce" Pierce threatens to keep him from the Invention Convention.

The 13-story treehouse by Andy Griffiths

Follows the efforts of Andy and Terry to meet a latest 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.

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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.

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