Great Books for Laughing Together

These books have the power to put a smile on a reluctant reader’s face, make them giggle and in extreme cases make them snort with laughter. You have been warned!

Captain Looroll by Matt Carr

Perfect for readers aged 3+

Captain Looroll is super strong, endlessly long and very, very bored. (You would be too, if you spent all day wiping bums!)

But adventure is just around the U-bend for Captain Looroll and her friends. There’s a dreadful stink coming from the toilet upstairs…

Is it just another Number Two or is it the world’s number one super-villain with a foul-smelling plan to take over the world?!

Perfect for fans of Supertato and The Dragon With the Blazing Bottom

Captain Looroll is out now.

Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Spiders by Katie & Kevin Tsang

Perfect for readers aged 6+

Sam Wu is NOT afraid of anything. Well, maybe some things. Like ghosts, sharks … the dark’s pretty worrying too. And not to mention SPIDERS! But Sam’s not going to let anyone know. And so when Tulip, the school tarantula, disappears from her cage, Sam decides it’s up to him and his friends to save the school from the eight-legged escapee …

Perfect for reluctant readers and fans of Tom Fletcher, Pamela Butchart and Humza Arshad’s Badman.

Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Spiders is out now.

Robodog by David Walliams

Perfect for readers aged 7+

Welcome to the city of Bedlam. Enter if you dare!

Bedlam is one of the most dangerous places on Earth – home to a host of wicked villains. Nothing and nobody is safe from these evil criminals. The city needs its own superhero to defeat the supervillains. But who?


He’s the newest recruit at the Police Dog School, and supercharged for adventure. But can he stop the most feared duo in Bedlam, and their evil plans to ruin the city . . .?

Robodog is out now.

Beano Dennis & Gnasher: Super Slime Spectacular

Perfect for readers aged 7+

Get ready for a Super Slime Spectacular! Dennis and Gnasher are back for another adventure.

What could possibly go wrong when Dennis, Gnasher and their classmates undertake a risky experiment to create the ultimate slime?


Join the gang in a race against slime to save Beanotown.

Beano Dennis & Gnasher: Super Slime Spectacular is out now.

Pirate Blunderbeard: Worst. Pirate. Ever. by Amy Sparkes

Perfect for readers aged 7+

Set sail with the funniest pirate on the seven seas in this hilarious adventure, with brilliantly comical illustrations by Ben Cort.

This year, Pirate Blunderbeard has a plan. He’s going to become the most ferocious pirate ever and definitely NOT going to sink his ship or set his trousers on fire like last year.

But then his mum enrols him in the Pirate of the Year Award. All he has to do is fight an enormous sea monster, beat his oh-so-brilliant brother at something and find the legendary treasure that no one has ever found EVER in the history of EVER.

What could go wrong?

Pirate Blunderbeard: Worst. Pirate. Ever is out now.

Llama Out Loud by Annabelle Sami

Perfect for readers aged 8+

Yasmin Shah is a ten-year-old girl who is part of a big, noisy family and doesn’t ever speak. Levi is a rude, sassy toy llama, who talks A LOT and has come to wreak havoc in Yasmin’s life.

Yasmin tries everything she can to escape Levi, but she can’t help being dragged along on his crazy antics – and every day brings a new surprise, whether that’s an erupting bin, a flying tuna fish, or a hat made from knickers. Life is never boring with Levi around – and could it be that he has a secret plan to help Yasmin find her voice?

Perfect for fans of Lightning GirlLittle Badman and Charlie Changes into a Chicken.

Llama Out Loud is out now.

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