Ηumor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. Laughing together is also a great way to connect, and a good sense of humor also can make kids smarter, healthier, and better able to cope with challenges. So how do you go about doing that?? We have a book list compiled by moms for you.. Presenting a list (which by no means is complete) assimilated by the Master Librarian – Anita Ramkumar
Anita has a degree in Early Childhood Education in America. She has been an active teacher for six years and is extremely passionate about children’s literature and reading to children. She writes articles on child development and her personal experience raising her children at www.utbtkids.com. She is based out of Hyderabad, India and is currently working closely with schools designing and implementing a Library Media Solutions Product that combines good quality books and grade wise reading motivation programs.
This list is published with permission from here
Encouraging your Child’s Sense of Humour – 75+ Funny book recommendations
8 and under
- Giggle, Giggle, Quack QUIRKY
- Snoring Shanmugam. WIT
- Room on the Broom. WIT
- Monkey Puzzle Big Book. WIT
- The Gruffalo. WIT
- The Gruffalo’s Child. WIT
- Tiddler. WIT
- Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!SILLY
- Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
- A Silly Story of Bondapalli. WIT AND BLUNDER
- Birdywood Buzz: the vulture returns. QUIRKY
- Elmer Books
- Scaredy Squirrel series by Melanie Watt. SATIRE/IRONY
- Stephanie’s Ponytail (Classic Munsch)
- Excuses Excuses by Anushka Ravishankar. QUIRKY
- Icky, Yucky, Mucky! by Natasha Sharma.
- Lulu and the Brontosaurus by judith viorst
- Parts (Picture Puffins) by Ted Arnold – SILLY
- The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers. SILLY
- This Moose Belongs to Me : Oliver Jeffers
- Laura Numeroff books. SILLY
- A Little Books Boxed Set Featuring Little Pea, Little Hoot, Little Oink by Amy Krouse Rsentheal. SITUATIONAL COMEDY
9 – 12
- A Fly Went by (Beginner Books(R)) by Mike McClintock. FUNNY VERSE
- Please Mrs Butler (Puffin Books) by Allan Ahlberg. FUNNY VERSE
- Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook by Shel Silverstein. FUNNY VERSE
- Revolting Rhymes by Dahl – FUNNY VERSE
- Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein. – FUNNY VERSE
- Mudpuddle Farm: Six Animal Adventures by Morpurgo – CLEAN/INTELLIGENT
- Mr Majeika Collection 14 Books Set by Humphery Carpenter. QUIRKY
- Pippi Longstocking (Puffin Modern Classics)by Astrid Lindgern. CARICATURE/EXAGGERATION.
- Fat Lawrence (Colour Young Puffin)By Dick King-Smith. CLEAN/INTELLIGENT
- Amelia Bedelia Chapter Books Boxed Set. SLAPSTICK
- Ostrich Farmer and Other Stories. MIXED
- The Puffin Book of Funny Stories for 7 year Olds MIXED
- Funny Stories by Scholastic India. MIXED.
- The Mystery of the Secret Hair Oil Formula. QUIRKY
- MOIN AND THE MONSTER by Anushka Ravishanker. QUIRKY
- Moin the Monster Songster by Anushka Ravishanker. QUIRKY
- At Least a Fish by Anushka Ravishankar. QUIRKY
- Grandma and the Great Gourd: A Bengali Folktale by Anushka Ravishankar. QUIRKY
- Sid Fleischman’s McBroom and the Big Wind. CLEAN/INTELLIGENT
- Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear & others by Andy Stanton. SILLY
- Mr Oliver’s Diary by Ruskin Bond. SITUATIONAL HUMOR
- Judy Blume’s Fudge Box Set by Judy Blume. CLEAN HUMOR
- Tigers for Dinner: Tall Tales by Jim Corbett’s Khansama by Ruskin Bond. CARICATURE/EXAGGERATION
- I Want My Hat Back– SLY
- My Family and Other Animals by Gerard Durrell, SLAPSTICK
- Fortunately, the Milk By Neil Gaiman. tongue-in-cheek
- The Boy in the Dress by David Williams. QUIRKY
- Mr. Stink By David Williams. QUIRKY.
- The World of David Walliams: QUIRKY.
- The Secret Series Complete Collection Pseudonymous Bosch . Category: SATIRE
- The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnawami. CLEAN HUMOR
- The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic by Uma Krishnawami. CLEAN HUMOR
- The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh by AA Milne. CLEAN.
- Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Gardner. SATIRE
- The Complete Wreck (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Books 1-13) by Lemony Snicket. SATIRE
- No Girls Allowed (Dogs Okay) (Secrets of a Lab Rat) By Trudy Trueit. FUNNY
- Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things series by Lenore Look. FUNNY
- Wimpy Kid Box of Book series – Jeff Kinney. CARICATURE/EXAGGERATION
- Horrible Histories Collection 20 Books Set Packseries by Terry Deary
- Murderous Maths 10 Books Boxed Collection Pack series.
- Horrible Geography 12 Book Box set series
- Horrible Science 10 Book Boxed Set series
- Horribly Famous Dead 26-Book Set
Do you have more books to add to this list ?? Leave me a comment below.