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Make me laugh - some funny books for kids

BorrowBoxThe fact is that most kids love comedy. Especially when it comes to books. Authors like Roald Dahl, Andy Griffiths, and Lauren Child are so very popular because they write such funny stories. Children, when reading for pleasure mostly want a book that makes them laugh. There are some things in life that just aren’t funny. But humour can still be an effective way to approach and discuss serious matters with children. Funny books make an important and valuable contribution to children’s fiction. Here is a mash-up to get you started.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Sea Dog

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen ‘Sea Dog’, written by Dayle Campbell Gaetz and illustrated by Amy Meissner. Kyle finds a dog in a heap of seaweed on the beach. He looks after the dog and names it Treasure. Then the real owner turns up with an amazing story.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with The Book Bandit

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries.There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection.Today, we have chosen a graphic novel called ‘The Book Bandit’, written by Melinda Thielbar and illustrated by Jenn Manley Lee and Candice Chow. A science club make a large book bandit sculpture for the local public library. The library offers a prize to whoever can work out how the science club got the sculpture through the small library window.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with A Ticket Around the World

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection.  Today, we have chosen a non-fiction book called ‘A Ticket Around the World’, written by Natalia Diaz and Melissa Owens and illustrated by Kim Smith. Join a young boy as he travels the world meeting his friends and introducing us to interesting facts about each country that he visits.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Monet Paints a Day

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a non-fiction book called ‘Monet Paints a Day’, written by Julie Danneberg and illustrated by Caitlin Heimerl. This book tells the story of what happened when artist Claude Monet was so engrossed painting a seaside arch that he forgot to watch the incoming tide.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Best Friend Trouble

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a picture book called ‘Best Friend Trouble’, written by Frances Itani and illustrated by Geneviève Després. This is a story about best friends Hannah and Lizzy.  Hannah is tired of feeling second best to Lizzy but she doesn’t realise that Lizzy sometimes feels that way too.  Can they understand each other and become friends again?

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Treasure Island

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen ‘Treasure Island’, written by Robert Louis Stevenson. In this swashbuckling adventure, young Jim Hawkins has a treasure map and attempts to find the treasure ahead of a crew of ruthless pirates.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Adam Wreck

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a graphic novel called ‘Adam Wreck and the Kalosian Space Pirate’, written and illustrated by Michael S. Bracco. For two years, Adam has been travelling through the universe with his parents when they are attacked by alien pirates.

The Collector by John Fowles

book titleWithdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, the art student Miranda. When he wins the pools he buys a remote Sussex house and calmly abducts Miranda, believing she will grow to love him in time. Alone and desperate, Miranda must struggle to overcome her own prejudices and contempt if she is understand her captor, and so gain her freedom.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with The Salmon Bears

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a non-fiction book called ‘The Salmon Bears: Giants of the Great Bear Rainforest’, written by Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read. This book is all about the Great Bear Rainforest in Canada and the different types of bears that live there.

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