Topic | Humorous Living Books

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  • erikaalicea

    Hey! My 10 year old daughter loves the classic literature we’re reading in school.  However, in her own down time, she really enjoys reading books that make her laugh.  She has a great sense of humor and I want to respect that aspect of her personality.  However, I don’t want her reading twaddle either.  Can anyone recommend any humorous living books for a my little preteen?


    My son likes to add in books with humor and if they can make him laugh outloud even better 🙂 I was able to remember a few off the top of my head. My daughter also enjoys them even though the main characters are boys.

    Homer Price

    Mad Scientist Club

    Summer of the Monkeys (there were parts that had him laughing, but there is also a sweet story about family tied in

    Freddy the Pig series – some are better than others in my son’s opinion but he really likes them and he really liked Freddy the Detective a lot!

    Hope that helps get the ball rolling for suggestions.


    Half Magic—this is a series, but we’ve only read the first one

    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (we do this as a read aloud at Christmas)

    All of a Kind Family—not sure how “humorous” this is intended to be, but my kids found a few scenes to be funny.

    The Saturdays—also a series, not quite as funny as Half Magic, but still lighthearted.


    Thank you Sarah & Holly!  I put a hold on whatever books where available at the library from the titles you recommended.  I’ve very grateful for all the suggestions!


    My girls enjoyed Owls in the Family and Detectives in Togas.


    You could also read try these series:

    Henry Reed by Keith Robertson (at least 5 of them)

    The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald (there are 7 of them)


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