books: humour

Mr Stink and Billionaire Boy by David Walliams (7+ years)

stink‘Mr Stink stank.  He also stunk.  And if it is correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well.’ Chloe is just about the loneliest girl in the world but then she meets Mr Stink, the local tramp.  Chloe smuggles him into her house but in doing so she learns that some secrets have a way of leading to disaster… Hilariously funny and often very moving.


bb doneJoe Spud is an 11 year old billionaire.  He has an Olympic-sized swimming pool and numerous plasma screen TVs – but he doesn’t have a single friend.  Joe forces his Dad to send him to the local comprehensive and a serious of fabulously funny events unfold.  No wonder David Walliams is tipped to be the next Roald Dahl – he’ll have you in stitches from page 1.

If you liked these books, you may also like: Matilda or The Twits by Roald Dahl 


Circus of Thieves & The Raffle of Doom by William Sutcliffe (6+ years)

cvr9781471122552_9781471122552_hrHannah’s life is boring, boring, boring! Then Armitage Shank’s Impossible Circus comes to town and Hannah’s world is turned on its head when she meets Billy Shank, his astonishing camel, Narcissus, and a host of other bizarrely brilliant members of the circus. But all is not as it seems; Armitage Shank, evil ringmaster and Billy’s surrogate father, has a dastardly plan that could end in catastrophe for Hannah’s dull little village and it’s up to Hannah and Billy to stop his stinking scheme before it’s too late…

If you liked this book, you might also like: Mr Stink by David Walliams


Matilda, The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (6+ years)

ss_matilda-16l9d09Matilda Wormwood’s father is a mean crooked crook.  And her mother’s just plain stupid.  They think Matilda is a nuisance who should watch more TV and fewer books.  But her lovely teacher Miss Honey thinks Matilda is a genius.  And when faced with the javelin-throwing, breeches-wearing Miss Trunchbull, Matilda puts her genius to the test…  A fabulous book with larger-than-life characters and events that are simply bursting with magic.

bfgEvery night, when the world in sleeping, big gruesome giants guzzle up whoppsy-whiffling human beans.  And there’s only one giant for can stop them – the BFG.  He’s the kindest giant there is and, with his friend Sophie in his top pocket, he sets out to rid the world of the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater and all their rotsome friends forever…  This book holds some of the world’s finest invented words, not to mention the world’s distustingest giants…

CharlieCharlie Bucket loves chocolates.  And Mr Wonka, the most wondrous inventor in the world, is opening the gates of his amazing chocolate factory to five lucky children.  Gobstoppers, wriggle sweets and a river of melted chocolate delight await – Charlie needs just one Golden Ticket and these delicious treats could all be his.  Mouthwateringly amazing!

If you liked these books, you may also like: Gangsta Granny, Billionaire Boy, The Boy in the Dress, Mr Stink by David Walliams


The Phantom Tollboth by Norton Juster (7+ years)

phnatomFor Milo, everything’s a bore – until he drives through a mysterious tollbooth in his room. He visits the island of Conclusions by jumping, learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and embarks on a rescue of Rhyme and Reason. Somewhere along the way, Milo realises life is exciting beyond his wildest dreams.  Brain-poppingly original and very, very funny.

If you liked this book, you may also like: Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton


Mr Gum series by Andy Stanton (6+ years)

gumMr Gum is a truly nasty old man. He’s absolutely grimsters. But these books are not just about him. There is also a little girl called Polly, an evil butcher, a caterpillar called Graham, a gingerbread man called Alan Taylor, heroes and sweets and cherry trees and a mean fairy with a frying pan and …… stuff.  Side-splittingly funny!  In fact the funniest storyteller in 6+ children’s books right now.

If you liked these books, you may also like: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster


Socks Are Not Enough and Pants are Everything by Mark Lowery (11+ years)

Pantsare-everything-mark-lowery-Cover-sm‘It is official. I am the unluckiest 14-year-old alive. I went for one harmless swim in the sea and suddenly I was arrested, I turned into a local celebrity and I became an internet sensation. All because everyone thinks I am a nudist. (I am not). Is it any wonder, then, that I will do anything to prove my innocence?’ Michael Swarbrick is a normal boy, but he’s been swept up in a sequence of uncontrollable events that could RUIN HIS LIFE. Again. You’ll be laughing from the start…

If you liked these books, you may also like: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend



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 ‘Reading stays with you until the very end – after Narnia is gone, Lord Voldemort is defeated and Alice is awake…’ (Anonymous)

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