Age 6-8 yrs Image - Alvin Ho by Lenore Look

Published on February 1st, 2014 | by Bright Kids Books


Humorous books for young readers

This selection of humorous books for young readers will entertain kids aged 6-8, and also ages 9-12. Just perfect for Elementary and Middle school readers. There’s also the upside that parents and carers will enjoy reading these amusing and engaging books too. And yes, you will laugh out loud!


by Rene Goscinny

Nicholas and his friends always seem to end up in some sort of mischief. In the school room, at home and in the playground, their exuberance often takes over and the results are calamitous – at least for their teachers and parents. Whether confusing the photographer hired to take the class picture, rescuing a ‘stray’ dog, or trying desperately to help the teacher when the school inspector pays a visit, Nicholas always manages to make matters worse. This hilarious and heart-warming book will ignite laughter in children and adults alike. These stories of Nicholas’ careless antics blend a wonderfully imaginative sense of humour with a refreshing take on life, to leave a lingering aftertaste of ageless romantic charm in any reader.


by Kate McMullan

The genius of “New Yorker” cartoonist George Booth’s illustrations and Kate McMullan’s storytelling comes together for a classic back-to-school gem. This heavily illustrated, full-color, fabulously designed young chapter book is a must-have, back-to-school title that chronicles the very simple story of Ron Faster—as he learns some important lessons about life – during his adventures on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in a most unusual school. One of the best humorous books for young readers.


Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
by Judy Blume

Peter thinks he has the world’s biggest problem – his little brother, Fudge. Fudge causes trouble wherever he goes and it’s usually up to Peter to sort out the mess. When Peter wins a tiny green turtle called Dribble, he’s determined to keep it away from his brother. But when Fudge does get his hands on Dribble – disaster strikes! Since it was first published in 1972, Judy Blume’s classic has sold more than 7.1 million copies. Great reading for 7 year olds an up!


The Phantom Tollbooth
by Norton Juster

This tale of 10-year-old Milo and his experiences in the “Lands Beyond” has become a modern-day children’s classic. Illustrated in black-and-white, this ingenious fantasy centers around Milo, a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Joining forces with a watchdog named Tock, Milo drives through the tollbooth’s gates and begins a memorable journey. He meets such characters as the foolish, yet lovable Humbug, the Mathemagician, and the not-so-wicked “Which, ” Faintly Macabre, who gives Milo the “impossible” mission of returning two princesses to the Kingdom of Wisdom…


Emmaline and the Bunny
by Katherine Hannigan

Here, in this quiet fantasy, Emmaline wants a bunny – but Emmaline lives on Shipshape Street in the town of Neatasapin. Enforcing the tidiness is Mayor Oliphant, who insists that children be silent and spotless and houses be spick-and-span. The intimidated electorate adheres to his edicts. But Emmaline, a puddle splasher and silly-phrase shouter (“Dinglederrydee!”) is an anomaly, albeit a lonely one, since the other kids won’t play with her. So she seeks out a wild bunny, which she finds, and loses, and finds again, and in the process changes both her parents and her town. Told in very short chapters and using language in unusual ways, this is a small delight, cunningly illustrated by Hannigan’s own sweet watercolors, reminiscent of Beatrix Potter’s works.


Harriet the Spy
by Louise Fitzhugh

Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always truthful, sometimes awful things she’s written about each of them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together? If you’re looking for humorous books for young readers, Harriet the Spy is a genuine classic.


Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters
by Lenore Look

Perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers, Alvin – an Asian American second grader who’s afraid of everything – is back, and his worst fear has come true: he has to go camping. What will he do exposed in the wilderness with bears and darkness and . . . pit toilets? Luckily, he’s got his night-vision goggles and water purifying tablets and super-duper heavy-duty flashlight to keep him safe. And he’s got his dad, too.

From Lenore Look and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a drop-dead-funny and touching series with a truly unforgettable character. One of our favourite humorous books for young readers.


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