5 Middle Grade Books that Made Me Laugh

As a lover of puns, it should come as no surprise that my favorite books are usually the ones that make me laugh. Preferably out loud. There are lots of funny things that happen every day, and reading funny books is a good reminder to keep a sense of humor. So today I’m sharing a few books that do just that!

MG Books that Make Me Laugh


Jeremy Bender vs. the Cupcake Cadets by Eric LuperJeremy Bender vs. the Cupcake Cadets by Eric Luper

In need of some quick cash, Jeremy and his best friend, Slater, go under cover as Cupcake Cadets. But being one of the girls turns out to be tougher than they first expected.

Hilarious and high-stakes, this light but genuine novel that had me snickering the whole way through. Be warned, you might be craving cupcakes by the end!




Diary of a Mad Brownie by Bruce CovilleDiary of a Mad Brownie by Bruce Coville

Angus is a household brownie who has been passed down through the McGonagall family for generations to keep things neat and tidy. Moving from Scotland to the United States, Angus meets his new charge – who happens to be the messiest girl on the planet.

Fairy curses, cranky cats, and clutter galore! A laugh out loud moment is everything, and this book is chock full of them!



AWKWARD by Svetlana ChmakovaAwkward by Svetlana Chmakova

After embarrassing herself on the very first day of school, all Peppi wants to do is forget what happened. After embarrassing a boy from the science club, Peppi knows she can’t move on until she apologizes. But the rivalry between the art club and science club makes an awkward situation even more complicated.

One of my favorite graphic novels, the everyday humor in this book is super relatable. But the best part is the facial expressions. Peppi has some of the funniest reactions ever!


Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs by Betsy Hearne

Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs by Betsy Hearne

A careless wish on the evening star isn’t the Tolliver family’s only concern. With her father missing, brother Willie turned into a pig, and nosy neighbors trying to claim their property, it’s up to Louise and her mother to find a solution.

Quick wits, one-liners, and strange scenarios pack a real wallop in this quirky story. I’m willing to bet you’ve never read anything quite like it.



Grant, Holly - League of Beastly DreadfulsThe League of Beastly Dreadfuls by Holly Grant

Abducted by a trio of terrifying aunties and brought to stay at the abandoned insane asylum they call home, newly-orphaned Anastasia McCrumpet decides to follow in her fictional hero’s footsteps and do a little detective work of her own.

Equal parts humor and horror, this book has a satirical sharpness that I find utterly irresistible — even as my paranoia begins to set in.




What books have made you laugh out loud?

Author: Elza Kinde

Elza is a designer of graphics, reader of Middle Grade, and maker of bad puns. Her creative outlets include hand lettering, blogging, and fiction writing to name a few! You can find her on most social media platforms as @elzakinde.

2 thoughts on “5 Middle Grade Books that Made Me Laugh”

  1. I love MG books! They’re always so funny! Have you read any of Lumberjanes or The Spiderwick Chronicles? That’s more of an MG going on YA but also Tiffany Aching series by Pratchett is so good! 🙂

    1. I loved the Spiderwick Chronicles growing up! Spooky stories have always been some of my favorites. I do suspect I’d enjoy the Lumberjanes, but I haven’t been able to get my hands on a copy yet 😭

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