Funny & True: 10+ Nonfiction Titles for Readers Who Like Funny Books

14 Jun

Summer is here! And that means loads of time for kids to experience books in all their glory. This is also a great time to encourage kids to read the books they choose (without having to worry about school assignments) and to try out new genres that they might be interested in learning more about. This series will offer titles for toddlers to teens and include a variety of formats. Each week will focus on a different genre and will follow the same format:

    • Mondays – Titles for Ages 3-7
    • Tuesdays – Middle Grade Titles for Ages 8-12
    • Wednesdays – Young Adult Titles for Ages 13+
    • Thursdays – Nonfiction pairings
    • Friday – Recap of the Week


1Bubble Homes & Fish Farts by Fiona Bayrock
Learn about all the ways fish use bubbles in including building homes, playing and talking.

El Deafo by Cece Bell
“This funny perceptive graphic novel memoir about growing up hearing impaired is also an unforgettable book about growing up, and all the super and super embarrassing moments along the way.” (Taken from Goodreads)

How They Croaked by Georgia Bragg
Learn about the gory details of how nineteen historical figures died in the most interesting ways. 

Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw
Shane describes his challenges living as a person with spinal muscular atrophy with a sense of humor.


Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country) by Kathleen Krull
This unusual biography of Lincoln highlights his life and presidency, focusing on what made his sense of humor so distinctive—and so necessary to surviving his tough life and times. ” (Taken from Goodreads)

Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices edited by Mitali Perkins
Ten young adult authors use humor to share their stories of growing up in between cultures.

Poop: A Natural History of the Unmentionable by Nicola Davies
“A noted zoologist teams up with a playful illustrator to present a fun, fact-filled guide to the fascinating (if not fragrant) world of poop across species.” (Taken from Goodreads)

The President’s Stuck in the Bathtub: Poems About the Presidents by Susan Katz
Learn fun (and little known) facts about the presidents in silly poems including getting stuck in the tub, skinny-dipping in the Potomac and speaking Chinese at home!

The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller
Virginia and Idaho decide to switch places to see the other side of the country and soon all the other states follow suit. Learn about state facts in a fun and interactive way!

3Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the True Story of an American Feud by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain
“John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were good friends with very different personalities. But their differing views on how to run the newly created United States turned them into the worst of friends. They each became leaders of opposing political parties, and their rivalry followed them to the White House.” (Taken from Goodreads)

You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Salem Witch!: Bizarre Accusations You’d Rather Not Be Accused Of by Jim Pipe
Kids learn about the Salem Witch Trials in a fun and factual way! Learn about ways to prove you’re not a witch, while reading about stories of real-life accused witches.


2 Responses to “Funny & True: 10+ Nonfiction Titles for Readers Who Like Funny Books”


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