Kids love to laugh, and what better way to get them laughing than by reading funny books? There are plenty of these on the market, but here are some of the best kids books that will make you laugh out loud.
1) Diary of a Worm
A classic for good reason, Diary of a Worm is one of my favorite kids’ books. The thing I love most about it is how much joy and humor it brings to my five-year-old daughter (not to mention all her friends). And when they’re laughing, they don’t even notice me reading.
2) Captain Underpants
Captain Underpants is one of my favorite children’s novels. Written by Dav Pilkey, Captain Underpants is a book series about two boys who prank their principal to such an extent that he turns into a superhero. While most people wouldn’t think a book about pranking your principal would be considered humorous, it actually is! The story goes beyond a simple prank and ends up being an epic adventure filled with hilarious characters. I highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t already. If you’re looking for some more funny children’s books.
3) Goodnight Moon
Everyone has heard of Goodnight Moon. It’s a classic children’s book, so much so that it’s one of four starter picture books mentioned in Dr. Seuss’s iconic The Cat in The Hat. But even if you’ve read it 100 times before, be sure to read it again (or get someone else to read it aloud to your little ones). I can assure you they won’t have heard of many of Dr.
4) The Day the Crayons Quit
Probably one of my favorites, The Day The Crayons Quit is a fantastic story about crayons growing up and realizing they want to be more than just tools in a box. It’s hilarious, creative, and will keep your kids engaged from beginning to end. Each crayon has its own distinct personality which gives each character its own voice. This is an excellent choice for developing critical reading skills.
5) Okay, Maybe Just One More Chapter
If your child won’t get to sleep, maybe it’s time to distract him with a story. Not only will stories help your child fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer, they also have other positive benefits. Stories can help develop language skills and social skills. They may even increase memory and attention span. There are so many ways to share a story with your child – from reading on your own to having them point out pictures in a book as you read aloud.
6) I am Fearless
One of my favorite things about reading to my children is watching them discover new authors and reading genres. The most fun, though, is when they’re so engaged in a book that they get scared. You can see their eyes open wide, their shoulders tense up and feel their grip tighten on your hand as they read aloud in a loud voice.
7) I am Rainbow
For every color of the rainbow, there’s an I am __. And though we may not be a color, we can still relate to these characters. This book features diverse characters who are representative of people from all over, along with author Jairo Buitrago’s excellent illustrations and witty writing style that is captivating for children. My favorite part about I am Rainbow is how it teaches children acceptance and diversity at such a young age.