Silly Stories for Second and Third Graders

Posted on July 27, 2018

by Marcia K

These humorous books will tickle your funny bone.

Funny Stories for Kids

17 things I'm not allowed to do anymore / Jenny Offill ; pictures by Nancy Carpenter

“17 Things I’m Not Allowed To Do Anymore” by Jenny Offill ; pictures by Nancy Carpenter

A young girl lists the sixteen things she is not allowed to do anymore, including not being able to make ice after freezing a fly in one of the cubes.

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“Creepy Carrots” words by Aaron Reynolds ; pictures by Peter Brown

The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.

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Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin ; pictures by Daniel Salmieri

“Dragons Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin ; pictures by Daniel Salmieri

Explores the love dragons have for tacos, and the dangers of feeding them them anything with spicy salsa.

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Have I Got a Book for You! by Mélanie Watt

“Have I Got a Book for You!” written and illustrated by Mélanie Watt

Mr. Al Foxword is one persistent salesman! He will do just about anything to sell you this book. Al tries every trick of the trade. Just when you’re ready to close the book on him, he comes up with a clever tactic you simply can’t refuse!

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Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

“Interrupting Chicken” written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein

Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as he begins each tale.

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Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast by Josh Funk ; illustrated by Brendan Kearney

“Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast” by Josh Funk ; illustrated by Brendan Kearney

A wild chase ensues inside a well-stocked refrigerator when two friendly leftovers compete for the last drop of syrup, learning a valuable lesson about friendship along the way.

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The True story of the 3 little pigs / by A. Wolf ; as told to Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by Lane Smith

“The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs” by A. Wolf ; as told to Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by Lane Smith

The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs.

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Sam & Dave dig a hole / Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Jon Klassen

“Sam & Dave Dig a Hole” by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Jon Klassen

Sam and Dave are on a mission. A mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole. And they keep digging. And they find . . . nothing. Yet the day turns out to be pretty spectacular after all. Attentive readers will be rewarded with a rare treasure in this witty story of looking for the extraordinary — and finding it in a manner you’d never expect.

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“Wedgieman and the Big Bunny Trouble” by Charise Mericle Harper ; illustrated by Bob Shea

When Bad Dude creates a machine that makes objects grow enormously or shrink to tiny size, it’s up to Wedgieman to straighten things out.

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XO, OX : a love story / Adam Rex, pictures by Scott Campbell

“XO, OX : A Love Story” by Adam Rex ; pictures by Scott Campbell

The hilarious tale of an ox who is in love with a gazelle, told in correspondence.

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Zach and Lucy and the museum of natural wonders / by the Pifferson Sisters ; illustrated by Mark Chambers

“Zach and Lucy and the Museum of Natural Wonders” by the Pifferson Sisters ; illustrated by Mark Chambers

Deciding to create their own museum in the basement of their apartment building, scheming siblings Zach and Lucy go door-to-door asking for contributions and collecting a tarantula, baby teeth and other remarkable objects in spite of one particularly grumpy neighbor.

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