Funny Stories for Kids in First Grade

Want some belly laughs with your first grader? These funny stories for kids will practically guarantee giggles, chuckles, and guffaws. And even your reluctant readers will ask for these books again and again.

(Trust me—you won't want to miss these favorites! Just click on the book's link; they're inexpensive and you get free shipping!)

  • Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems.
    All the pigeon wants to do is drive the bus. And the bus driver won't let him. This crazy pigeon begs, pleads, wheedles, and tries all his trickiest tricks. The pictures and very simple text are hilarious.
  • Shark vs. Train, Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton.
    Who wins if a shark and a train challenge each other to a contest? Well, it depends. Who is better at high diving? Burping? Trick or treating? Turns out neither one is very good at the video game competition ("Sure would help if we had thumbs.") Kids will love rooting for their favorite in these wacky competitions.
  • Max's Dragon Shirt, Max's Dragon Shirt by Rosemary Wells.
    I love Max, the irrepressible bunny who keeps his older sister on her toes. When they go shopping for a new pair of pants for Max, all he wants is the dragon shirt! Max's antics in the department store all lead up to Max getting the thing he wants most.
  • There is a Bird On Your Head, There is a Bird On Your Head by Mo Willems.
    This is just one of a hilarious series of Elephant and Piggie books. These funny stories are written in very simple language, but with more humor than I've ever seen in an early reader. They are so funny that even 5th graders (and grown-ups) can't seem to put them down. Get the whole set!
  • Let's Do Nothing, Let's Do Nothing by Tony Fucile.
    Two busy boys decide to try to do absolutely nothing. As they sit, trying to be as still as statues, their wild imaginations take them on a crazy journey that makes sitting still impossible!
  • The Happy Hocky Family, The Happy Hocky Family by Lane Smith.
    I have a balloon. Do you have a balloon? I have a balloon. My balloon is red. *POP!* I have a string. Do you have a string? This parody of the 50s-esque early reader will have the whole family cracking up.
  • The Diary of a Worm, The Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin.
    Dad eats the newspaper instead of reading it. Worm teases his sister, saying her face looks just like her behind! There is also some good information about worms buried in the very funny text--so it's educational, too!

Want more funny stories for kids? Children love silly books with lots of repetition, like these great 1st Grade Books.

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Elephant and Piggie Books 
Elephant and Piggie are the best! They are written by Mo Willems, who is known for "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" and "Knuffle Bunny"--and E&P are …

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My 3 and 6 year old crack up to this book everynight! They think it is so silly that dinos would wear underpants!

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