Book list

Funny books

Sometimes the funniest remarks you come across in books are made in quite serious situations when someone, perhaps you, just sees the lighter side of life

On the other hand, books which deliberately set out to be humorous have to be about something, so if you find it in this list, you will most likely come across it in another list as well.

Books for older readers

Milrose Munce and the Den of Professional Help by Douglas Anthony Cooper

Kids who converse with ghosts on a regular basis need Professional Help, right? But will Milrose Munce survive to tell the tale?

Highway Robbery by Kate Thompson

A tale of highway robbery, but not necessarily the obvious kind.

Corby Flood by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

Corby Flood solves mysteries, mends broken lives, and is loved by everyone, except the five unamusing clowns in bottle green bowler hats...

Ptolemy's Gate by Jonathan Stroud

Brilliant conclusion to a brilliant trilogy. What is to become of John Mandrake? Has he got a conscience after all? All will be revealed...

Nicholas by Renee Goscinny and Jean-Jacques Sempe

Short stories. Small boy. Big adventures. Real life. Happy Smile.

Ordinary Jack by Helen Cresswell

Surrounded by a brilliant family Ordinary Jack would like to feel a little less ordinary, just for once. A scheme is laid for a brilliant practical joke...

The Golem's Eye by Jonathan Stroud

Nathaniel is junior in the government now, but he still needs his djinni, Bartimaeus, to help him out of a tight corner. Pity then that Bartimaeus is less than willing...

The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer

'We, Cosmo Hill, are the world's only Supernaturalists.'
Cosmo grinned weakly. 'What? You don't like clothes?'
'That's naturists, Cosmo. And nobody does that any more, not with the ozone layer spread thinner than cling film. We call ourselves Supernaturalists because we hunt supernatural creatures.'

Saffy's Angel by Hilary McKay

Saffron recovers her inheritance, with a little help from her mad, artistic family and friends.

Something's Fishy, Hazel Green by Odo Hirsch

Two lobsters are stolen, but it takes a girl like Hazel Green and her friend the Yak to discover the truth of this mystery!

Deathscent by Robin Jarvis

Brindle is a space traveller marooned in Elizabethan England. But if you think something is a little adrift with Elizabethan England, just wait until you know Brindle better . . .

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The little prince and the airman form a special kind of friendship and a special kind of understanding.

Flour Babies by Anne Fine

Actually it's a 3 kg bag of flour. Simon loves his flour baby, but it is a real strain looking after it. How much worse is the real thing?

Greg by Dirk Walbrecker

Greg wakes up one morning to discover he has turned into a gigantic caterpillar!

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Follow Alice into her Wonderland and meet the Cheshire Cat, the Hatter and the March Hare for yourself - and many more too.