Early readers in 1st and 2nd grade are just starting to explore books independently. These funny books for kids ages 6 to 7 will help your child build key literacy skills — and foster their love of reading — at this pivotal stage.
The Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report found that humor is a top trait kids look for in books. Plus, funny books increase well-being by promoting a feeling of togetherness through laughter and build social-emotional skills by giving kids the courage to embrace their uniqueness.
Your child will have the chance to meet relatable characters, like the buzzy Fly Guy and zany Captain Underpants, who are known worldwide for sparking laughter in beginner readers.
There is also The Underdogs #1, a great book for an early reader just getting into chapter books. In this funny and entertaining read, your kid will enjoy meeting the canine residents of Barksdale. Each character has a distinct personality and they all come together to form a high energy quartet.
Funny books are relevant to kids and help them relate to their own experiences. For instance, The Good Egg is a picture book about an uptight egg cracking under pressure — but then treating himself to a spa day to let go of stress. Your child will learn lessons of self-care while getting in a good laugh.
Encourage a love of reading with help from our guide, which includes book recommendations by interest, tips for getting your child to read for fun, and much more.
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