Top 10 Tuesday: Children’s Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

Welcome to Top 10 Tuesday! This is a weekly challenge hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and this week’s challenge is about books that made me laugh out loud!

This one was hard for me! I don’t read a ton of “funny” books. I’m sure many books I’ve read have gotten a laugh out of me at some point, but it’s not what I remember about them. For that reason, I decided to focus on children’s books for this prompt! The adult books I read tend to be a little heavier, but I also read many lighthearted children’s books for my job. Interestingly, all but two of these I actually read as an adult, which means they’re fun and enjoyable for people of all ages. Therefore, here are my top ten children’s books that made me laugh out loud!

1. “Save Me A Seat” by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan

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Genre: Realistic Fiction

This is such a fun book to do as a read-aloud! There are many funny moments, but it also covers heavier themes of fitting in, immigration/culture shock, change, and friendship.

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

2. “Lawn Boy” by Gary Paulsen

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Genre: Realistic Fiction

This is another fun book to do as a read-aloud! The story is so zany and weird, kids (and adults!) can’t help but laugh as they follow along with Lawn Boy’s adventures. It’s also a great introduction to the economy and vocabulary related to this topic!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

3. “Junie B. Jones” by Barbara Park

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Genre: Realistic Fiction

An all-time favorite series of mine. I can’t even remember how many times I re-read these books when I was a kid. They always made me laugh, no matter how many times I had read them! I love Junie B. and her spunky approach to life.

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

4. “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff

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Genre: Picture Book

I feel like I’ve been posting about this one a lot lately! This book made me laugh so much as a kid. What a crazy and needy little mouse! I loved how his requests would build and build throughout the story.

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

5. “Ella Enchanted” by Gail Carson Levine

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Genre: Fantasy

I actually read this one recently! Ella’s fierce and stubborn disposition made me laugh as she was constantly defying expectations of what a polite, obedient young lady should act like.

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

6. “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster

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Genre: Fantasy

I read this one within the last couple years as well! I LOVED all of the puns, I was constantly laughing out loud just because of how clever the writing was! I love all things related to language, so I can’t help but appreciate a good play on words!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

7. “Howl’s Moving Castle” by Diana Wynne Jones

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Genre: Fantasy

This was another one I read recently! The quirky characters were what got me laughing while reading this book. They were just so unusual and funny!

You can find my review of Howl’s Moving Castle HERE and the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

8. “Hoot” by Carl Hiaasen

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Genre: Realistic Fiction

I saw the movie version of this when I was a kid (and loved it!), and then read the book while I was student-teaching a couple years ago. Carl Hiaasen always comes up with really zany plots (usually set in Florida), and the crazy plot twists kept me guessing and laughing the whole time!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

9. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl

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Genre: Fantasy

Roald Dahl was such a creative storyteller! His plots are weird and just a little bit magical, the characters have strangely traumatic back-stories and interesting character traits, and his writing is whimsical and poetic. You can’t help but laugh as you’re reading!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

10. “The Girl Who Drank the Moon” by Kelly Barnhill

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Genre: Fantasy

I highly recommend listening to this one as an audiobook. The one I listened to was narrated by Christina Moore and she did a phenomenal job of voicing each character. It was in large part due to her excellent performance that I laughed as much as I did! Though the book itself is excellently written with fun and engaging characters, so children and adults alike are likely to laugh regardless of how they read this book!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

Have you read any of these books? What would your top ten be?

Let me know in the comments!

15 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Children’s Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

  1. Aww, this was so much fun. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Save me a Seat look adorable. I’ve heard of Barnhill’s book, good to know the audiobook is even better — will give it a try. Thanks and Happy TTT!

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