Humour For Children Books

49 Excuses for Not Tidying Your Bedroom (The 49... Series Book 1)

Is your bedroom a tip?... Did you forget to tidy?... Can you hear the sound of parental footsteps getting closer and closer?... Here's 49 (extremely silly) excuses for not tidying your bedroom!

Join the comical adventure of these mischievous kids who will try absolutely anything to get away with not tidying their bedrooms. With an illustration for each haphazard attempt, you're guaranteed to laugh, smirk, and chuckle for hours.

Disclaimer: reading this eBook will probably make you giggle, but won't help you get away with having a messy bedroom.

Recommended Age: 10+

The Submarine Full of Bees: A Bedtime Story For Kids Aged 5 to 10

A Bedtime Story With Added Buzz

This story is a little bit different from other stories. Usually stories are about other people but this story is about you. And usually stories are made up but this story is all true. It's about the amazing underwater adventure you had today with those bees.

I know what you're thinking: you're thinking: I didn't have an adventure with any bees today!

Oh yes you did! But you can't remember because that magic flower made you forget.

Let me explain ...

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In this humorous and wildly imaginative read-aloud bedtime tale, the listener hears about a submarine expedition he/she embarked upon earlier that day to explore the uncharted depths of a muddy puddle. It's one of the thirty-one stories that make up the critically acclaimed collection A Month of Bedtime Stories, oh yes it is!

Reviews of A Month of Bedtime Stories:

A wonderful book well worth adding to any collection - Book Reviews and Giveaways

I loved each one and never once was ready to put the book down - Chodi Kid Books

Looney, wacky, imaginative and borderline crazy tales that McFarlane pens with absolute abandon - Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Top 100 Reviewer / Vine Voice

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The Haunted Dollhouse (The Ghost Store)

Lottie Landers is 15 years old. She can see ghosts and she helps them with any unfinished business.

In this first story, Lottie's dad brings a dollhouse into the family store. A ghost is attached to it. It doesn't take Lottie long to connect with the ghost, but when she does, her heart fills with sadness.

This is going to be a difficult case for Lottie, but she is determined to help the ghost.

The Epic Santa Chase: An Angus Adams Christmas Short Story

What would you do if a thief in a Santa costume took off with your iPad? If you're anything like Angus Adams, you might embark on a wild chase across the city, although perhaps not with a giant chicken and a nun in tow. Determined to stop the thief, Angus uses everything he's got and more. This fast paced story will have you running alongside him right up until the surprise ending that you won't see coming.

(A Christmas short-story for kids 9-12 years.)

Meet the Nessies: A funny adventure story for children.

A humorous tale of Loch Ness monster Quirky-Ness and her quest to find out if her pet goldfish Fuzzy has the x-factor.

The Ghostly Ghastlys Book 1: FINDING A HOME (The Ghostly Ghastlys Series)

The Ghastly family are ghosts. They live in the castle above the town. Other ghosts live there too, because it is a haunted castle. Mr and Mrs Ghastly are singers and always busy with rehearsals and performances, so the little Ghastlys often do what they like.

What they like doing is to make the visitors scream. The little Ghastlys are very good at playing tricks, and people love to come and be frightened. But the other castle ghosts are mean and don't like that the little Ghastlys are more popular than them.

When the ghost children play tricks on the other ghosts, the Ghastly family is thrown out of the castle.

Finding a new home isn't easy. There is something wrong with everywhere they go: too shiny, too narrow, too open, too modern, too many people. At last they discover an old museum that hasn't been open for years. It seems ideal, but could other ghosts are already living there? If so, how will they get on with the mischievous little Ghastlys?

This is the first book in a new series called The Ghostly Ghastlys. The next book is called Branwing and Book 3 is Alfonso. Follow the adventures of the little Ghastlys and their friends.

A Month of Bedtime Stories: the First Five Stories (and off you went to the woods)

The first five stories of the highly praised collection, "A Month of Bedtime Stories".

Children will love being the main character and hearing about the adventures they had earlier in the day. ("You don't remember? It must have been that bonk on the head that made you forget!") Parents too will enjoy the humor and imagination of this book of immersive, read-aloud bedtime tales.

Hug (the Pug)

Hug (the Pug) tells the tale of a cute little pug who is on a quest for friendship, however, will his bladder problem prevent him from making friends?

Tiddlywink the Mouse

A collection of oddly surreal stories for unusual children, featuring a mouse and his friends - a squirrel, an elephant, a limpet and a fish - along with an assortment of mischievous clouds and cowardly mushrooms.

Bobby Monster Plays Baseball!

A short chapter book for children aged 5-7

Approx 1,700 words

Bobby Monster is very pink. And very furry. He's very friendly too.

Bobby loves trying new things.

In this first book Bobby joins a queue for a baseball game. He gets so excited that he starts to dance - and he doesn't even know what baseball is!

He gets himself accidentally involved in the game. Will he score a home run?

Cool as a Cucumber (The Absurd Tales of Mr Griffs Book 2)

When there's a cockroach outbreak in the town of Cornville, only one man is as cool as a cucumber.

Mr Griffs isn't at all fazed by the cockroaches - not when he has a garden full of cucumbers. When news of his alternative remedy gets out, Mr Griffs is faced with an angry mob. Led by Steve Moran, Mr Griffs' arch nemesis, the cucumber thieves will stop at nothing to get what they want. Mr Griffs is forced to put aside his scientific research on wild bush turkeys and must do whatever is necessary to protect his flowerbeds, his garden, his house and his friends. Even if it means teaching Steve a lesson or two and setting the local council straight.

'Yes, the rumours are true. I do have home grown cucumbers and their skins deter cockroaches. They're also quite delicious, if I do say so myself. You can pickle them, put them in salads or even just eat them whole.'

Pathetic Sick Sniffy Pants: A funny, read-aloud, bedtime story for kids aged 5 to 9

[Insert the name of your child] travels back in time to Camelot and has some amazing - and rather odd - adventures while on a quest ... for shampoo.

This story appears in the collection "The Revolting Brains".

Smug Slug

The small-but-mighty tale of a sea slug who proves that he has what it takes to defeat a Great White shark, a venomous sea snake, and even a Giant Squid! Hilarious inspiration for kids, new graduates, and anyone else that needs a boost in confidence.

The Bramble Patch of Katmandoodoo

A 2nd-person, read-aloud bedtime story for kids aged 4 to infinity ... where the listener is the star!

Onions make sandwiches tangy, so [insert the name of your child] goes off to the woods in search of the only onion in the world. But in the great Bramble Patch of Katmandoodoo lurk the dreaded Flinty-eyed Ninjas of Razzamatazz ...

The Getaway Giraffe: A Preston Phillips Escapade

Charles Hawkins, Head teacher of Parkside School, lays down the law to his staff when planning a trip to the zoo. His simple rule for success is, 'Every child must be supervised at all times.' It is unfortunate then when Preston Phillips and Krunal Chatterjee, the two students he is supposed to be looking after, disappear from right under his nose. The worry for Mr. Hawkins is - where are they and what are they doing? As ever with Preston, trouble is just around the corner!

Coming soon...Will Mr. Hawkins take his revenge? Preston's next escapade is, Hindi with Hawkins.

No More Honey Business: A Preston Phillips Escapade

Preston and Krunal's beekeeping business gets off the ground - but will it turn into a sting operation?

This is the 5th in a series of short stories featuring Preston and Krunal, and their long-suffering head teacher.

Look out for the next story, Neighbourhood Botch, in late August/early September.

A Gila Monster From aFarr

When a science teacher finds himself cursed to live the life of a Gila monster, he must convince a high school student to help him break the spell.

Angus Adams: the adventures of a free-range kid: Volume 1 (The Free-Range Kid Mysteries)

As a free range kid, Angus is allowed to do things other kids his age aren't - like play in the street and hang out at the park without adults (shock, horror!) But when he's accused of stealing an iPhone from school, Angus must use all of his brains, resilience, and courage to catch the real thief, clear his name, and outwit the seriously bad dudes hot on his tail!

Sergeant Smelly & Captain Chunder Save The Day

Will the evil Onionman conquer the world and fulfil his dream of world domination? Will Sergeant Smelly's fire-farts defeat the evil forces of doom and despair? Can the newly formed superhero duo of Sergeant Smelly and Captain Chunder save the day? Will farting ever stop being funny? Find out the answers to these questions and many more in the hilarious adventures of Sergeant Smelly and Captain Chunder.

Stanley Stickle Hates Homework: Volume 1

Stanley Stickle HATES homework and he'll do almost anything to get out of doing it. In Stanley Stickle HATES homework, Stanley discovers that there is a Big Test coming up at school.To prepare for the Big Test everyone is to be given EXTRA homework and Stanley thinks he gets too much of it already. Stanley hatches a cunning plan to get out of doing the test but when his master plan fails he becomes increasingly desperate.

The Troll Trap (Smelly Trolls)

'Brilliant - Kids will laugh themselves silly' - The Independent. Rufus Sebbleford is the only boy in the world to have ever seen a real troll. So, when he finds out that trolls plan to attack Sludgeside School, he must stop them with the help of his good friend Polly. Meanwhile, the Super-Troll-Knobbly-Foot family decide to turn their backs on smelly bottoms and eating children. They don't want to be bad any more. So, they paint themselves orange and try to live like humans. However, being enormous, horned and slimy makes it difficult to blend in. Will Sludgeside ever be safe from the disgusting bad trolls and their horrifying leader, The Ogre of Uggle? A stinky, squelchy adventure packed with secret dens, tree climbing, troll traps and lots and lots of revolting smells. Reading age 8-10. Ideal to read aloud to younger children.

Max's Revenge: A wedding, a party and a plate of dog food stew: Volume 1 (The Max Books)

Max is out for revenge. In The Wedding, Max gets dumped from being the pageboy at his uncle's wedding. A five year old takes his place. Max isn't happy and he knows who is to blame. His evil aunt. Max wants revenge. Not just any revenge; but clever, satisfying revenge. Will he get his chance before the wedding is over? In Dog Food Stew, Max uncovers his aunt's evil plan to sell his nanna's house. But Max has a plan of his own. Will he stop his nanna's house from being sold and get revenge on his evil aunt? Revenge can be sweet, but it can also leave a funny taste. Book Categories: Adventure books for kids 9-12 Action books for kids 9-12 Series books for kids age 9-12 Children's adventure books age 9-12 Please scroll up and click the Look Inside feature on the top left hand side of the page.

The Mucky Princess

Detectives in Diapers: The Mystery of the Aztec Amulet: Volume 1

Flo and Mo are not ordinary babies. Although they are only fourteen months old, they can use a computer, trick any mindless adult they want, and help their goofy detective father solve baffling crimes. Then a mysterious girl comes to their father, claiming that her grandmother has disappeared. Will the babies' superior brains be able to solve the mystery and save their bumbling parents?

Mouse's Secret Club #1: Let It Snow (Inside the Gym!)

Mouse is rarely seen without one of his beloved pet mice. He is never far from his mystery solving best friend, Rebekah and now he has started his very own secret club.

Join him, Rebekah and 3 other classmates as they set out to have a little fun creating practical jokes and magic tricks while hopefully staying out of trouble in the process.

In Let It Snow, Mouse is determined to create a magnificent magical illusion for his classmates during the first week of school. He has the permission of the new principal and everything seems cool until it goes all wrong!

Prank Gone Wrong: Rebekah, Mouse & RJ: Special Edition

Rebekah, Mouse and RJ each have their own fun short story series and sometimes they come together, bringing you these special editions.



They all love hanging out, solving mysteries and playing pranks together and we hope you will enjoy these special times as well.



It's going to be a great weekend because RJ is coming to Curtis Bay to hang out with his fun detective cousin Rebekah and her best friend Mouse. What RJ doesn't know is that they are planning to introduce and invite him to join Mouse's Secret Club...introduce him to it with a funny prank that is on him until it looks like it might be on the whole town!



Yikes! It looks like the gang might have some explaining to do!