Top Ten Funny Reads by Anna Staniszewski

Top Ten Funny Reads

Sometimes you just need to curl up with a story that will make you giggle. Here are tween author Anna Staniszewski's top ten picks for funny reads, ranging from picture books to tales for grown-ups.

1. Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams
Who knew a British author traveling the world looking for endangered species could be so hilarious? This book makes me guffaw every time.

2. The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex
What could be funnier than a book about aliens taking over the planet?

3. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
This Cinderella retelling is not only full of adventure and personality but also humor.

4. Whales on Stilts by MT Anderson
The title really says it all, doesn’t it?

5. Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
A life lesson about why you should never EVER go fishing around inside a dog’s stomach.

6. The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
It’s not just toilet humor, although there is certainly some of that!

7. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
You don’t normally expect stories about necromancers and werewolves to be funny, but this one had me chuckling the whole way through.

8. The Stinky Cheese Man: And Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Lane Smith and Jon Scieszka
An absurd collection of delightfully twisted fairy tales.

9. Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
These wacky tales just never get old.

10. It’s a Book by Lane Smith
For those of us who sometimes get confused when our paper books don’t display the time…