Kid Tested, Librarian Approved: Jokes

Joke books are great for kids! They’re motivating and browsable. Jokes help kids think about figurative language and they introduce kids to new vocabulary. Also, they’re fun! Read on for some  joke books you and your kids will be sure to enjoy.

Just Joking Jumbo 2 by Rosie Gowsell Pattison

Just Joking Jumbo 2 book coverThis joke book is full of color photos, all different kinds of jokes, plus the occasional fun fact. Did you know river otters can stay underwater for up to eight minutes? I’ll be real, there’s some real groaners in here too, but that’s part of the fun!

What kind of car do kittens drive?


Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes to Tell Your Friends by Michael Dahl

Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes to Tell Your Friends book coverOne thing that makes this joke book stand out is the tips on how to become a world-class comedian! Of course you will also find hilarious jokes.

Knock knock.

Who’s there?
Canoe who?

Canoe come out and play?

Garfield’s Knock-knock Jokes by Mark Acey and Scott Nickel

Garfield's Knock-Knock Jokes book coverEveryone’s favorite cat is full of A-plus puns, and the color illustrations add to the fun.

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Ida who?

Ida the lasagna, Garfield’s coming!

Call for more jokes

Call-a-joke is available 24/7, with new jokes every week at 785-580-4663.

Take your jokes to the stage

At our Cats vs. Dogs event Sun, Oct 16 kids will be invited to get on stage and tell their best cat and dog jokes. This event will have tons of other fun activities even if you don’t get on stage.

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Natalie is a Kids Librarian with a background in teaching. She delights in spreading bookjoy to people of all ages. She also takes interest in cycling, creating art, social justice, raising small livestock, and making music.