Kids love to laugh! Get them reading or create a delightful family reading time with these funny stories for 11 year olds.
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Bring On the Laughter With These Funny Stories for 11 Year Olds
There is real truth in the old saying, “Laughter is the best medicine”! These funny stories are great for 11-year-olds who just need to decompress. They also make fantastic family read alouds.
Gordon Korman’s Books
Gordon Korman just gets middle schoolers. After all, he published his first book AS a middle schooler. Not all of his books are funny, but many are, particularly for 11 year olds. The Unteachables is my kids’ personal favorite.
The Way Things Work Now
Who knew engineering could be so entertaining? The Way Things Work Now uses wooly mammoths to bring in the humor. Kids love the illustrations, and they will learn as they read.
Wayside School makes regular schools look so… normal! This book is full of Louis Sachar’s trademark wacky (and somewhat dark) humor.
Let’s face it. Most of what makes it into the history books is genuinely horrible. Kids know it, and I think that’s a big piece of why the unapologetic Horrible Histories series is so popular.
Life of Fred
Life of Fred books combine humor and math in ways you never thought possible. Kids love the stories, and I think they learn a little math along the way even when they don’t solve the problems.
What funny stories get your kids laughing? What books would you add to this list for 11-year-olds?