The Funniest Books for Second and Third Grade Readers

by Janssen Bradshaw

One of the secrets to helping kids learn to love reading is to give them books they’ll really enjoy. And is there anything more enjoyable than a book that gives you the giggles?

From picture books to chapter books, these stories for second and third graders are guaranteed to elicit laughter — whether children are reading on their own or listening to a read-aloud.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2019 and updated in 2023.