Laugh Out Loud Funny Books for the Classroom

Funny books are always a popular choice with children, from picture books to make younger ones giggle to laugh-out-loud chapter books for KS2.

Take a look at our collection, including authors such as Humza Arshad, Philip Ridley, Jen Carney, Rashmi Sirdeshpande and Jeff Kinney!

Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley

"Fizzes with life and humour ... outstanding" - Sunday Times

"You know when you feel a rumbling in the ground, and people tell you it's a tube train going by? Well, it's not a tube train,' Corky said. 'It's the thing that lives in the sewers. It comes up at night, when we're asleep.'

'What is it?' Ruskin asked breathlessly.

'Krindlekrax,' Corky replied.

There are plenty of weird and wonderful characters who live on Lizard Street. The hero of our story is Ruskin Splinter. But to be honest, Ruskin is a very unlikely hero. Small and thin, with knock-knees, thick glasses, a squeaky voice, no one at Ruskin's school believes he's capable of anything - all except for Ruskin's only friend Corky, the school caretaker.

Ruskin is therefore delighted when Corky tells him the terrifying story of Krindlekrax: the giant crocodile who lives beneath their town's streets. Finally, a chance to prove himself! But can Ruskin really save the day?

This witty, off-the-wall story is a classic rip-roaring adventure from award-winning author Philip Ridley, packed full of hilarious illustrations!

Little Badman and the Time-travelling Teacher of Doom by Humza Arshad, Henry White

'You've probably heard of me, right? Little Badman. No? Oh. Well . . . doesn't Matter. You will do one day. I'm gonna be big.' I'm Humza Khan, the greatest eleven-year-old rapper Eggington ever had. I've also faced deadly alien slugs, killer aunties and double maths. But now, I (and my best friend Umer I guess) face something even scarier - my dad! He's pretty fed up with us being naughty, so he's sending us away . . . to school. But this is not ordinary school. This is a special summer school in Pakistan, and man something weird is going on - someone has been messing with time! I may have to save the world again . . .

The Extremely Embarrassing Life of Lottie Brooks by Katie Kirby

Lottie Brooks is 11 ¾ and her life is already officially over - not only is she about to start high school without any friends or glamorous swooshy hair, she's just discovered she's too flat-chested to wear A BRA! She might as well give up now and go into hibernation with her hamsters Sir Barnaby Squeakington and Fuzzball the Third. Lottie navigates the many perils of growing up in this fantastically funny new illustrated series for a 9-12 audience, filled with friendship, embarrassing moments and plenty of lols.

Aldrin Adams and the Cheese Nightmares by Paul Howard (Author), Lee Cosgrove (Illustrator)

Join Aldrin Adams on an unforgettable adventure as he steps into a world of mystery and magic and cheeses that seriously, SERIOUSLY pong! This is superb, sparky and insightful comedy writing, full of humour and heart for young readers.

The Accidental Diary of B.U.G by Jen Carney

The start of an exciting new series full of Billie Upton Green's laugh-out-loud observations and doodles! There is a new girl at Billie's school, and Billie takes it upon herself to show her around. But then suspicion sets in. The new girl seems very close to Billie's best friend Layla. And doesn't she know a little too much about the latest big school heist - the theft of Mrs Robinson's purse...?

The Drama Llama by Rachel Morrisroe, Ella Okstad (Illustrator)

One day a WORRY comes to stay and simply will not go away! Alex Allen, like lots of children, sometimes worried about things - like dancing badly or getting an answer wrong in class. But unlike lots of children, every time he worries a real-life llama appears! And the more Alex worries, the bigger Llama grows... which starts getting him into all sorts of trouble!  Will Alex ever learn how to control his worries and get rid of this pesky llama?

100 Dogs by Michael Whaite

Small dog, tall dog, playing with a ball dog, big dog, dig dog burying a bone . . .

Follow the bouncy rhyme as it weaves its way through an array of hilarious hounds (from petted pugs to silly sausage dogs) and find out . . .

This silly celebration of dogs is bursting with funny details to spot and crazy, characterful dogs to fall in love with - a bark-aloud book to return time and again.

Are you a dog and cat person? Then check out 100 Cats!

Never Teach a Stegosaurus to Do Sums by Rashmi Sirdeshpande Diane Ewen (Illustrator)

A laugh-out-loud 'what if . . .?' adventure that celebrates maths being fun in this riotous read. If a Stegosaurus knew how to do sums - well, what would happen? Maybe she'd learn to code, to invent, to fly to the moon!

Grumpy Frog by Ed Vere

Grumpy Frog is not grumpy. He loves green, and he loves to hop, and he loves winning. But what happens when Grumpy Frog doesn't win, or encounters - horror of horrors - a Pink Rabbit?

Join Grumpy Frog as he learns about compromise and tolerance, friendship and the power of saying sorry.

A hilarious book with a twist in the tail about getting - and getting rid of - the grumps from New York Times best-selling author, Ed Vere.

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (Book 1) by Jeff Kinney


'Let me get something straight: this is a JOURNAL not a diary... The other thing that I want to clear up right away is that this was MOM's idea, not mine.'

Things aren't going well for Greg Heffley. He's been thrust into a new school where undersize weaklings share the corridors with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving. With his friend Rowley, Greg's desperate to prove his new maturity, which only going up a grade can bring. But when Rowley's star starts to rise, will Greg be able to reach the same heights of popularity as Rowley?

The Summer I Robbed a Bank by David O'oherty (author), Chris Judget (illustrator)

Rex's parents have split up, he's about to make the scary move to secondary school, and to make matters worse he has to spend his summer holiday on a remote and rainy Irish island - with lots of sheep for company. The only upside: he'll be staying with his strange and brilliant Uncle, Derm. Then Rex discovers Uncle Derm is about to execute his most hair-brained plan yet - he's going to rob the island's travelling bank! And he needs Rex's help . . . A madcap robbery, plenty of sheep and a summer of discoveries come together in this hilarious and heart-warming adventure.