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Books to Make You Laugh Out Loud

Celebrate World Laughter Day with this special collection of some of our funniest books! From rhyming picture books to hilarious school-based antics, these stories are sure to put a smile on every child’s face.

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Frank and Bert: The One Where Bert Learns to Ride a Bike

2-5
The hilarious fox and bear double act from bestseller Chris Naylor-Ballesteros is back for a second adventure in the Nottingham Children's Book Award winning series! Bert is CERTAIN he can ride his bike as well as Frank, but he is very wobbly! And even when they BOTH try riding Frank's…
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A Monster Ate My Packed Lunch!

Written by Pamela Butchart Illustrated by Thomas Flintham
7-9
Hilarious, illustrated school-based antics where everything that happens leads to DRAMA and RUNNING AROUND and even some FAINTING! Winner of the Laugh Out Loud Book Awards 2023! Izzy and her friends are on a school trip to a big lake. Gary Petrie is excited because the lodges where they're staying…
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The Goat and the Stoat and the Boat

Written by Em Lynas Illustrated by Matt Hunt
2-5
A raucous, rhyming tale that will have children (and adults) in fits of laughter! Stoat is playing in his favourite boat when suddenly Goat comes bounding in! Chaos ensues as an angry Stoat tries to chase Goat out of his boat. But before long, Goat and Stoat's lively antics make…
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This is NOT a Dinosaur!

Written by Barry Timms Illustrated by Ged Adamson
2-5
Prepare for a hilarious adventure with the funniest dinosaur you've EVER seen! This book is NOT about a dinosaur! Well, not any old dinosaur. THIS dinosaur can become the most amazing things - a footballer, pirate, deep-sea diver, knight, magician and even a hairdresser! Having a dinosaur for a friend…
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Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Pirates Ahoy!

Written by Tracey Corderoy Illustrated by Steven Lenton
2-5
The detective dogs are back for a swashbuckling pirate adventure! Shifty and Sam have swapped their life of crime for a career in cupcakes. But when they're asked to bake for a pirate party, they find themselves caught up in the middle of a robbery. Uh-oh! Captain Sharpwhiskers and his…
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British Museum: So You Think You’ve Got It Bad? A Kid’s Life in a Medieval Castle

Written by Chae Strathie Illustrated by Marisa Morea
7-9
Part of Nosy Crow's list of publishing in collaboration with the British Museum, developed in consultation with some of the world's leading experts on medieval history. A kid's life in a medieval castle might sound like fun, what with all those cool battles and massive feasts, but actually life for…
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Lenny Lemmon and the Invincible Rat

Written by Ben Davis Illustrated by James Lancett
7-9
Hilarious school-based comedy for 7+ with black and white illustrations throughout. A modern day Just William! Lenny Lemmon is looking forward to Olden Days Day at school. It's a chance to break the routine and try school as it was years ago. It explains the blackboard in the corner, his…
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