Books make a brilliant gift for young kids as they keep their imaginations flowing, and build their ever-growing reading skills. Kids can be reluctant to read, unsurprisingly as it can be much more fun playing with toys, but with these super funny books for 8 year olds, they won’t resist picking them up.
How Not to Start Third Grade
If you have a child that’s stepping into third grade soon, then this is the book for them. Ease them in with this super funny story of a boy who’s about to start third grade, which would normally be an exciting time, right? Wrong, as he has his troublesome little brother joining Kindergarten, too.
The Secret Diary of a Naughty Cat: Book One
From the bestselling author; Daniel Riding, is this un-put-downable book, The Secret Diary of a Naughty Cat – which is just as funny as it sounds. Just like our pet cats, this feline is equally as naughty, and you can discover exactly how they get away with it. Don’t worry though, this kitty still enjoys his cat naps.
Diary of a Minecraft Spider: An Unofficial Minecraft Book
Are you really a parent of an 8 year old if you don’t hear about Minecraft all day? Probably not – though this Diary of a Minecraft Spider may give you a few minutes peace as they’ll be stuck into this spider’s web, as they learn about his daily life and discover the mischief he causes.
The Last Kids on Earth
A book about totalmonster zombie chaos is sure to grab any reluctant readers’ attention; no one can resist this read all about a zombie apocalypse and Jack Sullivan who’s so far only survived as he’s been hiding out in his trusty tree house, but that all changes overnight.
Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever.
Funny Girl is a collection of 25 award-winning author’s hilarious stories all about showing the world just how funny girls are, from Carmen Agra Deedy’s mom who somehow set a bathtub on fire, to discovering your chinese zodiac sign with Lenore Look – it’s bound to have girls enthralled from the beginning to the very end.
Of course, we couldn’t possibly have written this list without mentioning the legend himself, Roald Dahl. Revolting Rhymes is full of crazy dark rhymes and his own twisted take on everyone’s favorite tales which normally have a happy ending, but not in this witty book…
Laugh-eteria: Poems and Drawings
With 160 pages full of belly-laugh inducing poetry, Laugh-eteria is a great choice for your 8 year old girls and boys. The poems make fun of everyday happenings like lunchtime and even has crazy fun drawings that are bound to make them crack a huge smile, or two.
Don't Laugh Challenge Joke Book
Fancy a laugh? The Don’t Laugh Challenge Joke Book is bound to get him or her giggling throughout the entire book. This family-safe tome is full of clever one liners and seriously funny punch lines that you just know they’re gonna be telling to their teachers, family and friends.
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish
One day, Tom’s big brother decided to become an evil scientist. His first victim, or shall we say experiment, was the dunking of Tom’s poor pet, Frankie the goldfish, in to toxic green gunk. He knew something wasn’t quite right with him – turns out he’s now a big fat zombie goldfish with crazy hypnotic powers.
Your kid needs this book, y’know juuuust in case you ever get hypnotized and end up thinking you’re a pirate – after all it’s 2018, who knows what could happen? Pete and his mom take a trip to see Marco the magician who then hypnotizes her into thinking she’s a pirate! A crazy story for sure.
Aliens for Lunch
This is the tale of Richard Bickerstaff and his pal Henry saving their alien friend Aric who’s been taken from them, and who knows how long for? They encounter the alien king and some utterly gross food along the way, but they have to be brave as the fate of Earth’s desserts are at stake.
Dog Man: The Epic Collection
From the creator of the hilarious Captain Underpants stories, is Dog Man – a half human, half dog whose job is to fight crime. Throughout the books he meets the pesky Pete the Cat, the felonious feline who’s always conjuring up naughty schemes. This epic collection comes with 3 books jam packed with action.
There's A Boy in the Girls' Bathroom
When it comes to books for 8 year olds, There’s a Boy in the Girls Bathroom is one of the most fitting. It’s definitely a story they’ll relate to – whether they witness others being bullied or have been themselves. Written by the award-winning author Louis Sachar, this is a book you won’t want to miss.
The Fart Book: The Adventures of Milo Snotrocket
There’s nothing like a fart to get kids giggling like crazy, so imagine just how funny they’re going to find The Fart Book: The Adventures of Milo Snotrocket (even that title will warrant a few sniggers). Inside are plenty of illustrations, from face-melting deadly farts to occasional little butt-whistles.
101 Hilarious Dog Jokes For Kids
Kids love jokes, and they adore their doggie pals so what could be a better book for 8 year olds than 101 Hilarious Dog Jokes For Kids. Get ready to hear them laughing with every seriously ‘punny’ punch line. Not only is this book full of amazing jokes, but there are also 30 amusing illustrations.
Aliens for Dinner
This is another hilarious story of Richard Bickerstaff and his troubles; this time he’s minding his own business and eating a Chinese dinner when out pops a tiny pink alien from a fortune cookie! But the extraterrestrial needs Richard’s help, Earth is being overrun by aliens who want to turn it into a pool of pollution.
Silly Jokes for Silly Kids
Guaranteed to have kids rolling on the floor in fits of cheeky giggles, Silly Jokes for Silly Kids by Silly Willy, is the insanely hilarious book that they just won’t be able to put down. Inside the book are hundreds of playful jokes with cool illustrations (to keep them from getting bored of reading).
Fangbone! Third-Grade Barbarian
This fantastic graphic novel is all about Fangbone (like on Disney XD). He’s joined Eastwood Elementary, though he’s quite clearly nothing like the other students – he’s a barbarian warrior from a different world who’s got the huge task of keeping a much wanted, deadly weapon away from Venomous Drool – Skullbania’s worst villain.
Captain Underpants Box Set
Captain Underpants (and his awesome wedgie-power) is here to entertain with a huge 10 book box set. Of course, there’s no normal day for Captain Underpants, but you can rest assured he’s going to save us all from terrible villains like the treacherous Wicked Wedgie Woman and smelly Professor Poopypants.
Lots of Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids
From Zonderkids comes this new, super funny book: Lots of Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids. The pages are packed full with over 250 side-splitting knock knock jokes about a variety of subjects, from animal jokes to knee-slapper jokes even about food and names, while In the back pages are a few brain ticking riddles.
Aliens for Breakfast
With just 8 chapters, this book is brilliant for children who aren’t too fond of reading, or you wish to read them a chapter before they go to bed. As usual, Richard Bickerstaff is on another adventure with that bossy tiny alien, Aric – which all starts when he falls out of a cereal box.
Ninja Farts: Silent But Deadly
With the title of Ninja Farts: Silent But Deadly, there’s no way any child could stifle their belly-laughs with this uh…inspirational…book for 8 year olds. If you aspire to be a stealthy ninja with the deadliest of silent trumps/farts/blow-offs/butt-whistles, then this seriously hilarious book should definitely be on your shelf.
Humphrey Box Set
This set of 3 books, The Humphrey Box Set, allows children to follow Humphrey the Hamster from one book to another. The books are full of his wild adventures as a school pet hamster, and the books even have fun activities and games in the back, which are bound to keep them entertained for hours.
Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere
Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere sounds like a cool book, doesn’t it? That’s because it is. Everyone can relate to her love for cute animals (even if they do pee everywhere). Olga is an intelligent child scientist who finds people annoying and prefers the company of her funny animal friends.
My Brother Is a Superhero
Luke Parker is your usual comic book enthusiast, well he was until his incredibly boring, goody two-shoes brother Zack got turned into the superhero, Star Guy. He couldn’t believe it, HE was the one who lived and breathe everything superhero! Though after a while he’s needed to help Star Guy out of a sticky situation.
Attack of the Shark-Headed Zombie
No, it’s not Jaws, it’s Attack of The Shark-headed Zombie. After they lost their bikes, Henry and Keats needed money and quick, so after finding a help-wanted ad they set to finding lightbulbs in the attic, weeding the garden, and battling a shark-headed zombie…y’know, all normal stuff – though no one mentioned the kitchen sinkhole…
Fart Wars: May The Farts Be With You
In this book, Milo Snotrocket is back and of course, even smellier than ever, in Fart Wars: May The Farts Be With You – with this listing is even the option of a free audiobook version, which’ll be a right laugh with the kids as it even has hilarious sound effects (though, thankfully not the smell).
The Flat Stanley Collection Box Set
Celebrate Flat Stanley’s 50th anniversary with this set which has 4 classic titles inside. Stanley was a normal boy in the beginning, until a bulletin board fell off the wall and flattened him completely, turning him into a human who’s just half an inch thick – crazy! (Though he can now mail himself across country, cool hey?)
My Parents Think I'm Sleeping
My Parents Think I’m Sleeping is a level 3 I Can Read book that has 14 poems and verses that show boys and girls that really, the fun just begins when it’s time for bed. The poems are all about a little boy who discovers dancing shadows on the walls and much more.
Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm
With her lucky penny in her pocket, Judy Moody thought her run of good luck was bound to continue, after all she was winning everything, from spelling tests to the unbeatable prize claw – but unfortunately, that luck wasn’t to last, almost as if her penny had completely flipped on her way to Washington, D.C.
Diary of an Almost Cool Boy
Welcome to Arthur’s diary; he’s your average Joe kinda guy, not exactly a dork but not seriously cool, either, and Mike’s his best friend. His dad is in real estate and his mom is a fitness instructor, and he also kinda fancies a nice girl called Julia. Take a look through his amusing life, here.
Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Kids can now write their own tale with the Wimpy Kids Do-It-Yourself Book. With this unique book YOU’re the author, the main character, and even the awesome illustrator, too. It has all the space you’ll need to write your own adventure, as well as seriously cool interactive pages for when you hit writer’s block.
Dog Ate My Mad Libs
Since the 1950’s, mad libs has been a seriously fun game across the world for people of all ages, it’s also insanely funny as you never know how it’s going to turn out. The Dog Ate My Mad Libs is for kids as it has 21 entertaining pup-related stories for them to fill the blanks in.
Do Not Feed the Zombies: And Other Stories
This is the second short story collection from Justin Johnson, Do Not Feed the Zombies: and other stories. Of course, zombie books are a brilliant choice for young kids as they obsess over them – there’s just something about how creepy yet funny looking they are, so they’re a great way of getting them into reading.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box Set Collection
Whether they’ve read Diary of a Wimpy Kid books before or not, they’re definitely going to love this HUGE box set collection, which has a whopping 10 books inside! The books are amazing, and super silly, so kids are bound to read through them in no time – ready to start all over again.