Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Funny Stories

Barnett, Mac, author.

When master prankster Miles Murphy moves to sleepy Yawnee Valley, he challenges the local mystery pr...

Bell, Cece, author, artist.

"Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friend...

Presents a collection of humorous stories from over two dozen contemporary female writers, as well a...

Blume, Judy.

Peter finds his demanding two-year-old brother an ever-increasing problem....

Bosch, Pseudonymous.

Two eleven-year-old misfits try to solve the mystery of a dead magician and stop the evil Dr. L and ...

Carman, Patrick.

Ten-year-old Leo's future and the fate of the extraordinary Whippet Hotel, where his father is ...

Clements, Andrew,

The noisy fifth grade boys of Laketon Elementary School challenge the equally loud fifth grade girls...

Dahl, Roald.

Matilda, a brilliant, sensitive little girl, uses her talents and ingenuity to seek revenge on her c...

DiCamillo, Kate, author.

Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Bu...

Greenwald, Tom. 1962-

Middle schooler Charlie Joe is proud of his success at avoiding reading, but eventually his schemes ...

Griffiths, Andy, 1961- author.

Who wouldn't want to live in a treehouse? Especially a 13-story treehouse that has a bowling al...

Horvath, Polly.

Eleven-year-old Primrose living in a small fishing village in British Columbia recounts her experien...

Levy, Dana Alison, author.

Relates the adventures of a family with two fathers, four adopted boys, and a variety of pets as the...

Parr, Maria, 1981- author.

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Pastis, Stephan.

Meet Timmy Failure, the founder, president, and CEO of the best detective agency in town, probably t...

Patterson, James, 1947- author.

Jacky Ha-Ha loves to make people laugh, and cracking wise helps distract her from thinking about not...

Rodkey, Geoff, 1970- author.

An oral history that reports, through transcribed recordings, text messages, photographs, illustrati...

Sachar, Louis, 1954-

Presents humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was ac...

Scieszka, Jon.

How did Jon Scieszka get so funny? He grew up as one of six brothers with Catholic school, lots of c...

Vivat, Booki, author, illustrator.

Nervous about middle school because her family does not get her and her friends know exactly what th...

Weeks, Sarah.

Quirky fourth-grader Oggie Cooder goes from being shunned to everyone's best friend when his un...

Weiner, Ellis.

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Williams-Garcia, Rita.

In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with ...

Yee, Lisa.

When Bobby inadvertently gets into a fight with his best friend Holly, their disagreement develops i...