100 Books for Guaranteed Giggles

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Get ready to laugh! These books are the fourth category of our #1000Books Series, which aims to help you read 1,000 books with your child before they reach kindergarten. Kids love a good chuckle and silly books like these can help them develop their sense of humor and learn to think outside the box. Here's a great list of books that will keep your child engaged and laughing.

infants & toddlers (0 - 2 years)

10 Minutes Till Bedtime by Peggy Rathmann

A Pet Banana by Othen Donald Dale Cummings

But Not the Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathman

Hippos Go Berserk! by Sandra Boynton

I'm Not Sleepy! (Baby Owl) by Jonathan Allen

Little Monster's Bedtime Book by Mercer Mayer

Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore by David McPhail

Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee and Nina Lewis Lee

Potty by Leslie Patricelli

The Boss Baby by Marla Frazee

The End (Almost) by Jim Benton

The Lady with the Alligator Purse by Nadine Bernard Westcott

The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland

Toot by Leslie Patricelli

Yummy Yucky by Leslie Patricelli

preschool (3 - 4 years)

A is for Salad by Mike Lester

A Pet for Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

Alligator Pie by Dennis Lee

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish

An Elephant Is On My House: And Other Poems By O.D.D. Cummings

Caps For Sale: A Tale of a Peddler Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business by Esphyr Slobodkina

Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown

Click, Clack, Surprise! by Doreen Cronin

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Litchenheld

Fancy Nancy and the Dazzling Jewels by Jane O'Connor

Five Stinky Socks by Jim Benton

George and Martha by James Marshall

Go, Dog, Go! by P.D. Eastman

Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen

I Stink! by Kate McMullan

I Will Not Eat You by Adam Lehrhaupt

It's An Orange Aardvark! by Michael Hall

Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

Mary Had a Little Glam by Tammi Sauer

Max the Brave by Ed Vere

Max's Dragon Shirt by Rosemary Wells

No Bears by Meg McKinlay

No, David! by David Shannon

Oops! by David Shannon

Penguin Problems by Jory John

Quackers by Liz Wong

Shhhhh! Everybody's Sleeping by Julia Markes

Silly Milly by Wendy Cheyette Lewison

That's Not Mine by Anna Kang

The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach

The Caterpillar and the Polliwog by Jack Kent

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

The Dumb Bunnies Go To The Zoo by Dav Pilkey

There Is a Bird on Your Head! by Mo Willems

There is a Monster Under My Bed Who Farts by Tim Miller and Matt Stanton

We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems

We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Helen Oxenbury and Michael Rosen

Where's My Teddy? by Jez Alborough

Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros? by Shel Silverstein

early school (5 - 6 years)

A Chocolate Moose for Dinner by Fred Gwynne

And To Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss

Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothes by Judi Barrett

Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin

Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin

Doctor De Soto by William Steig

Dragon's Fat Cat by Dav Pilkey

Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems

Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups by May Thompson

First Grade Drop Out by Audrey Vernick

Germs by Ross Collins

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems

Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor

Ivy & Bean by Anna Barrows

Just Going to the Dentist by Mercer Mayer

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

Miss Nelson Is Missing! by Harry G. Allard Jr.

Mortimer by Robert Munsch

Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard & Florence Atwater

My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza

My Teacher's Secret Life by Stephen Krensky

Never Take a Shark to the Dentist by Judi Barrett

Pinkalicious by Victoria & Elizabeth Kann

Roberto, the Insect Architect by Nina Laden

Robo-Sauce by Adam Rubin

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett

The Berenstain Bears' Bedtime Battle by Stan & Jan Berenstain

The Berenstain Bears Inside Outside Upside Down by Stan & Jan Berenstain

The Book With No Pictures by B. J. Novack

The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf, and Grandma by Diane Fox

The Great Pet Escape by Victoria Jamieson

The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant

The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas

The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

This Book Just Ate my Dog! by Richard Byrne

This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

Triangle by Mac Barnett

Where’s My Fnurgle? by Jim Benton

Want to read more? Check out our next category of 100 books that will take you and your child to fantastical, faraway worlds. And make sure to share your journey to 1,000 on social media and tag us! #1000Books

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