Top 10 Middle Grade Fantasies That Make Me Laugh out Loud

It’s Tuesday! And once again, those friends to book lovers everywhere over at the Broke and the Bookish have come up with another great theme, perhaps in honor of April being National Humor month.

Top Ten Tuesday

There is nothing like a funny book to keep a new or reluctant reader going. I have a lot of respect for authors who are able to write really funny books, especially while tackling serious or emotional topics at the same time. Sometimes it seems like contemporary fantasies are the most likely to be silly, but even with serious world-saving to be done, there are plenty of epic fantasies and daring space survival stories that can make me laugh out loud. There’s a fair amount of crossover between this list and my Top 12 Middle Grade Fantasies for Diverse Readers – and I think that’s a very good thing.  And yes, I do have three separate Ursula Vernon books on this list.  She really is that funny.

Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon
Geeks, Girls and Secret Identities
by Mike Jung
Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible and Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon

Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis
Mars Evacuees
by Sophia McDougall
Secrets of the Dragon Tomb
by Patrick Samphire
Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George

The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones. Illustrated by Katie Kath
The Wee Free Men
by Terry Pratchett

Someday I should write about my favorite funny adult and teen fantasy books – but that would be two more posts. What are your favorite funny books?

About Katy K.

I'm a librarian and book worm who believes that children and adults deserve great books to read.
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7 Responses to Top 10 Middle Grade Fantasies That Make Me Laugh out Loud

  1. I’ve only read Tuesdays at the Castle. I don’t remember it being funny, but I did like. My review for Thursdays with the Crown will actually be up tomorrow morning. I’m waiting for Fridays… to come in to the library. Thanks for the reminder about this series a couple weeks back. They’re so cute. I can’t wait to read them with Christopher when he’s a little older.

    • Katy K. says:

      Well… you might be right about Tuesdays at the Castle. And that reminds me that I’d had Edgar Eager’s classic Half Magic on my mental list, and it never quite made it here… so maybe try that one and see if you think it fits better!

  2. Brandy says:

    Kat Incorrigible and Tuesdays at the Castle are both such fun books!

  3. Chachic says:

    I received a copy of Kat, Incorrigible for Christmas and I still haven’t read it yet. I should really try to bump it up. I’ve been following Stephanie Burgis on Twitter for a while now.

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