Hilarious New Picture Books Your Kids Will Love

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Affiliate Links How’s your summer going? Do you need some new reading material?

One of our favorite things to do is to go to the new section at the library and see what’s new and good. We’re geeky like that.

If you haven’t read these, check out these new funny picture books. I think you’ll like them!

 Who Did It!
Who Did It? (boxed set) by Ohara Hale
If you like potty humor, and I do, these short board books are must-owns! The titles are: Who Sneezed? Who Burped? Who Farted? Who Peed? Who Pooped? Curious kids observe each two-page spread filled with talking (and pooping, peeing, burping) animal characters. I LOVE these interactive and kid-friendly board books.

R is for Robot
R is for Robot: A Noisy Alphabet by Adam F. Watkins
Bright cartoon-like illustrations show expressive robots doing noisy things. “Ick, Jolt, Kapow, La La La, Meep.” A simple picture book with gorgeous and entertaining illustrations. Added to: Best Alphabet Picture Books for Kids. 

It's an Orange Aardvark!
It’s an Orange Aardvark! by Michael Hall
One ant is really worried as his fellow ants burrow out a hole in their stump. What if there’s . . . an orange aardvark . . . wearing blue pajamas . . . guiding a group of green geckos . . . driving a yellow bulldozer? And wouldn’t you know, all the worries are for naught because it’s not anything scary — it’s a rainbow. Aaah.

None the Number
The Hueys in None the Number: A Counting Adventure
by Oliver Jeffers
“Is none a number? asks Frank Huey. Why yes it is, just like 1, 2, and 3 are numbers. But in this quirky, silly, random, and mesmerizing number picture book story we learn all about the Huey’s life. Such as, four is how many tantrums Kevin throws every day. HA. Added to Big List of Counting and Number Books.

Ninja Red Riding Hood
Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz, illustrated by Dan Santat
Darn those wolves teaching everyone ninja skills – now wolf can’t catch any dinner. And when he tries to eat Red Riding Hood, she fights back, and so does her Gran. The wolf decides to give up eating people and studies yoga instead. A clever twist on this traditional tale. (Also on: Best Ninja Picture Books.)

Bedtime at the Nut House
The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House
by Eric Litwin, illustrated by Scott Magoon
I love the funny plays on words and bedtime procrastination strategies in this new picture book story from the creator of Pete the Cat!  Check out the groovy song that the Nuts sing:

My Teacher is a Monster!
My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I Am Not)
by Peter Brown
Bobby’s teacher *Ms. Kirby) is a scary monster who yells and keeps kids in at recess. You know the type. But one day Bobby sees his monstrous teacher at the park and Bobby helps her rescue her runaway hat. Together they feed the ducks and fly paper airplanes. And something really strange happens to Ms. Kirby. She doesn’t seem like a monster anymore. At least not until Bobby gets back to school. This seems like a great back to school picture book, doesn’t it?

I Didn't Do My Homework Because
I Didn’t Do My Homework Because
. . . Davida Cali, illustrated by Benjamin Chaud
You never know when you might need one of these handy-dandy homework excuses some of which include: Elves hid all of my pencils, We had a problem with carnivorous plants, We ran out of firewood, so I sacrificed my workbooks to stay warm. Funny!

I Am Otter
I Am Otter
by Sam Garton
When Otter Keeper leaves for work, Otter opens up a toast business. Predictably, the restaurant is a disaster – but in the end the friends stay friends and Otter Keeper doesn’t stay too mad. Very cute.

Help! We Need a Title!
Help! We Need a Title!
by Herve Tullet
Yikes – the characters are surprised to see you, the reader. So what should they do? They need a story. For a story, they need an author. They find an author and convince him to write a story. But the characters don’t think it’s very good. So they want me to tell you not to read this book. The end.

Remember that picture books are GREAT for kids of all ages — not just younger kids. 🙂

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  1. Catherine @ Story Snug says:

    I Am Otter is hilarious. We love reading Otter’s website too, her blog posts are very amusing 🙂

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