KIDS' FUNNIEST FAVORITES...
OR SO THEY TELL ME!
Collected on Joan Carris's Travels to Schoolrooms Like Yours
This is the first list of titles that I'll be providing from this site. You either came
directly from the Children's Literature homepage or from my own page within the Children's Book
Guild of Washington, D.C., http://www.childrensbookguild.org
I always enjoy sharing titles that kids have told me they "loved." So, to
your kids from all the kids I speak to, here is the first group of books that can
be counted on for laughter. Check these titles out yourself, in case they're unknown to
you. In most humorous books you'll find a depth and universality for which they're rarely
in Kindergarten through Grade 3 or 4:
- The Stupids (series); Miss Nelson Is Missing, et. al., Allard & Marshall
- Rollo and Tweedy and the Ghost at Dougal Castle (Level 2), Allen
- Bantam of the Opera; The Easter Egg Farm, et. al., Auch, M.J.
- Scared Silly: A Book for The Brave (poems, jokes), Brown, M.
- Howling For Home; The Greatest Idea Ever (early chapter bk.); Carris, J.
||Jenny Archer (series), Conford, E.
Kids of The Polk Street School (series), Giff, P.R.
Somebody Catch My Homework (poems), Harrison, D.
Bunnicula (series), Howe, J.
Mister Potter's Pet; All Pigs Are Beautiful (series), King-Smith, D.
Sam and the Tigers , Lester, J. Pinkney, J.
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (series), MacDonald, B.
I Hate Camping; I Hate Company, et. al., Petersen, P.
Dragon books; Kat Kong; Dogzilla (series, Easy Reader), Pilkey, Dav
||The Dog Who Had Kittens, Robertus, P.
How To Eat Fried Worms, Rockwell, T.
Ghosts! (Level 2), Schwartz, A.
Wizard and Wart (series, Level 2), Smith, J.L.
In Grades 2 or 3 Through Grade 6:
- IS Underground, Aiken, J.
- Aunt Morbelia and The Screaming Skulls; Just A Little Ham, Carris, J.
- If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand: Poems About School; Dakos, K.
- Don't Read This Book,Whatever You Do, Dakos, K.
- Hide and Shriek: Riddles About Ghosts and Goblins, Gordon, J.R.
- Isabelle The Itch (series); A Girl Called Al (series), Greene, C.C.
- Germy Blew It (series), Jones, R.
- Riddles To Tell Your Cat, Levine, C.
- Keep Mrs. Sugarman in The Fourth Grade; et.al., Levy, E.
- Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days, Manes, S.
- Dynamite Dinah (series), Mills, C.
The Dog Who Wouldn't Be (older grades), Mowat, F.
The Grand Escape; The Healing of Texas Jake, Naylor, P.R.
The Best School Year Ever, Robinson, B.
Wayside School (series), Sachar, L.
Harry Cat's Pet Puppy, Selden, G.
Maniac Magee (tragi-comic Newbery winner), Spinelli, J.
Dogsbody, et. al., Wynne-Jones, D.
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