Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Humor - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Children's Humor. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Kindergarten, Here I Come!

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Humor - August 2021

Get ready for school with these fun poems! Includes a sheet of stickers! This adorable picture book celebrates all the familiar milestones and moments shared by every single kindergartener. Whether it's the first-day-of-school jitters or the hundredth-day-of-school party, every aspect of the kindergarten experience is introduced with a light and funny poem--not to mention charming illustrations.

  • Author: D.J. Steinberg
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap; Illustrated edition (June 14, 2012)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-0448456249
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 8 inches


2. First Day Jitters (The Jitters Series)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Humor - August 2021

Everyone knows that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach just before diving into a new situation. Sarah Jane Hartwell is scared and doesn't want to start over at a new school. She doesn't know anybody, and nobody knows her. It will be awful. She just knows it. With much prodding from Mr. Hartwell, Sarah Jane reluctantly pulls herself together and goes to school. She is quickly befriended by Mrs. Burton, who helps smooth her jittery transition. This charming and familiar story will delight readers with its surprise ending. Fun, energetic illustrations brighten page after page with the busy antics surrounding Sarah Jane. FIRST DAY JITTERS is an enchanting story that is sure to be treasured by anyone who has ever anticipated a first day of school.

  • Author: Julie Danneberg
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge; Illustrated edition (February 1, 2000)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1580890618
  • Dimensions: 8.06 x 0.12 x 10 inches


3. The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Humor - August 2021

Whyy does the Pigeon have to go to school? He already knows everything! And what if he doesn't like it? What if the teacher doesn't like him? What if he learns TOO MUCH!?! Ask not for whom the school bell rings; it rings for the Pigeon!

  • Author: Mo Willems
  • Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children; Illustrated edition (July 2, 2019)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1368046459
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.5 x 9.25 inches


4. Grumpy Monkey

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Humor - August 2021

The hilarious #1 New York Times bestselling picture book about a chimpanzee in a very bad mood--perfect for young children learning how to deal with confusing feelings. Jim the chimpanzee is in a terrible mood for no good reason. His friends can't understand it--how can he be in a bad mood when it's SUCH a beautiful day? They have lots of suggestions for how to make him feel better. But Jim can't take all the advice...and has a BIT of a meltdown. Could it be that he just needs a day to feel grumpy? Suzanne and Max Lang bring hilarity and levity to this very important lesson on emotional literacy, demonstrating to kids that they are allowed to feel their feelings. Jim Panzee is back and grumpier than ever in  Grumpy Monkey: Party Time and Grumpy Monkey: Up All Night!

  • Author: Suzanne Lang
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (May 15, 2018)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-0553537864
  • Dimensions: 10.31 x 0.35 x 10.31 inches


5. Dragons Love Tacos

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Humor - August 2021

A #1  New York Times bestselling phenomenon, this deliciously funny read-aloud is an unforgettable tale of new friends and the perfect snack that will make you laugh until spicy salsa comes out of your nose. Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You're in red-hot trouble. The award-winning team of Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri are also the creators of Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel , El Chupacabras , High Five , Robo-Sauce, and Secret Pizza Party.

  • Author: Adam Rubin
  • Publisher: Dial Books; Illustrated edition (June 14, 2012)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths
  • ISBN: 978-0803736801
  • Dimensions: 10.31 x 0.33 x 10.31 inches


6. How to Catch a Mermaid

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Humor - August 2021

An enchanting mermaid tale from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling How to Catch series! Many claim to have caught a mermaid, but can YOU? Perfect for mermaid lovers, summer reading, and gifts for kids ages 4-7, this funny mermaid picture book is brimming with fun STEAM-based traps and offers an irresistible under-the-sea adventure that parents, educators, and children will love! How do you catch a mermaid? You must be very clever. With mirrors, crowns, and pearls galore, this quest can't last forever! Also in the How to Catch Series: How to Catch a Unicorn How to Catch a Yeti How to Catch a Dinosaur How to Catch a Dragon How to Catch a Monster and more!

  • Author: Adam Wallace
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Wonderland (July 17, 2018)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
  • ISBN: 978-1492662471
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.35 x 8.25 inches


7. The Night Before First Grade

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Humor - August 2021

It’'s the night before the Big Day—-first grade! Penny is excited to start the year with her best friend right beside her in the same classroom. This humorous take on Clement C. Moore’s classic tale has a perfect twist ending that will surprise readers —as well as the "heroine" of the story— and help all about-to-be first-graders through their own back-to-school jitters.

  • Author: Natasha Wing
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (July 21, 2005)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-0448437477
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.11 x 8 inches


8. The Bad Seed

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Humor - August 2021

A New York Times bestseller! Amazon Prime 's Most Read Title of 2019! An Amazon Best Children's Book of the Month f rom the  New York Times bestselling author of the Goodnight Already! series This is a book about a bad seed . A baaaaaaaaaad seed. How bad? Do you really want to know? He has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. He’s been bad since he can remember! This seed cuts in line every time, stares at everybody and never listens. But what happens when one mischievous little seed changes his mind about himself, and decides that he wants to be—happy? With Jory John’s charming and endearing text and bold expressive illustrations by Pete Oswald, here is The Bad Seed : a funny yet touching tale that reminds us of the remarkably transformative power of will, acceptance, and just being you. Perfect for readers young and old, The Bad Seed proves that positive change is possible for each and every one of us.

  • Author: Jory John
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1st edition (May 8, 2018)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Children's eBooks


9. Happy Birthday to You!

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Humor - August 2021

Celebrate your unique self with Dr. Seuss and the Great Birthday Bird in the ultimate birthday book! A perfect gift for Seuss fans or anyone blowing out the candles for another year!  Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! In the picture book Happy Birthday to You!, Dr. Seuss has crafted the perfect celebration of the person you were born to be. When the Great Birthday Bird arrives to usher in your "Day of all Days," you can expect a colorful romp full of fantastical fun that is all about YOU! With birthday festivities on every page, readers go on a journey that teaches them to celebrate being themselves—every single day of the year! This joyful classic rejoices about the things that make you unique! It's the essential birthday gift for ages one to 101—from the one and only Dr. Seuss!

  • Author: Dr. Seuss
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (August 12, 1959)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
  • ISBN: 978-0394800769
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.36 x 11.19 inches


10. The Wonky Donkey

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Humor - August 2021

Kids will love this cumulative and hysterical read-aloud! "I was walking down the road and I saw . . . A donkey, Hee Haw! And he only had three legs! He was a wonky donkey." Children will be in fits of laughter with this perfect read-aloud tale of an endearing donkey. By the book's final page, readers end up with a spunky, hanky-panky, cranky, stinky, dinky, lanky, honky-tonky, winky wonky donkey! Thank you!

  • Author: Craig Smith
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks; 1st edition (May 1, 2010)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Animals
  • ISBN: 978-0545261241
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.2 x 8.6 inches