10 Joke Books for Kids

For various reasons, joke books may be a teacher’s hidden weapon. They can energize hesitant readers, pass difficult transitional periods, foster classroom community, and aid in the engaging instruction of language, subject matter, and rhetorical devices. Additionally, anyone who has ever endured a round of absurd original knock-knock jokes created by children would appreciate some well-crafted substitutes. We’ve combed through the options to share with you ten collections of jokes that stand out and are guaranteed to make students of all ages laugh.

  1. Get the Giggles: A First Joke Book illustrated by Bronwen Davies (pre-K–1)

New joke readers will like this book’s simple style, which features a question on one page and a response on the next. The definitive evidence is also excellent. Quotations like “What type of dog can tell time? A giggle always follows the phrase “A watch dog!”

  1. Knock, Knock! Who’s There? by Tad Hills (pre-K–1)

Tad Hills gave us this small classroom gem before he gave us the endearing characters Duck and Goose and Rocket the Dog. By employing name puns, it establishes the knock-knock joke format. The “knocker” in each spread, such as “Olive… you very much” and “Luke… out below,” is revealed through clever flaps that unfold.

  1. My First Joke Book by Amanda Enright (pre-K–2)

Themed spreads have some of the funniest gags we’ve ever seen, with references to anything from mice to monsters. (Why do elephants have such wrinkles? Ever attempt to iron an elephant? “) This is a fantastic title where you may find jokes to liven up your morning message about the seasons or the curriculum.

  1. Lunchbox Jokes: Animals by Deana Gunn (K–3)

Even though this pocket-sized book is intended for parents, instructors seem to adore it because it is one of a four-book series. One hundred witty, vocabulary-focused gems can be folded into tiny joke cards. What species of animal is required to wear a wig? An eagle, bald. You may laminate them and use them as part of a literacy center activity, or you can use them as student motivational tools or praise cards.

  1. Laugh Attack!: The BIGGEST, Best Joke Book EVER by Highlights (K–5)

Several joke books are available from Highlights, but this one is the heaviest, as advertised. Children may utilize the table of contents to get right to the parts in Funny Food, Dino Laughs, Hysterical History, and many more that interest them.

  1. National Geographic Kids Just Joking LOL by National Geographic Kids (1–8)

The Just Joking series’ titles have unmatched aesthetic appeal. When jokes are shown in speech bubbles on images of happy wild animals, they ARE funnier. When studying homophones, use this title, which is heavy on puns. What happens if you put a skunk in your bank account? Money and aromas.)

  1. Roald Dahl Whoppsy-Wiffling Joke Book by Roald Dahl (2–6)

The way the jokes are placed on spreads connected to popular books will appeal to classrooms that admire this timeless author’s masterpieces. Our favorite Dahl novels are mentioned, from Miss Trunchbull’s Banned School, Jokes to BFG’s Giant Jokes. Quentin Blake’s artwork enhances the enjoyment.

  1. The Big Book of Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids: A 3-in-1 Collection by Rob Elliott (2 and up)

Best-selling author Rob Elliott has funny quips that are always entertaining. One convenient book includes his knock-knock jokes, animal jokes, and laugh-out-loud jokes. There are only list after lists of jokes here, no other materials like illustrations or design components.

  1. The Jokiest Joking Joke Book Ever Written . . . No Joke!: 2,001 Brand-New Side-Splitters That Will Keep You Laughing Out Loud by Kathi Wagner (3 and up)

Numerous joke books recycle the same catchphrases, yet this compilation stands out for its uniqueness. There are several allusions to well-known middle-grade subjects, such as video games and zombies.

  1. Joke-Lopedia: The Biggest, Best, Silliest, Dumbest Joke Book Ever! by Eva Blank, Alison Benjamin, Roseanne Green, Ilana Weitzman, and Lisa Sparks (4 and up)

This is a deep dive into humor rather than just a joke book. Kids may learn all they need to know to become a stand-up comedian from the abundance of one-liners, “story” jokes, delivery advice, biographies of comedians like Will Smith and Ben Stiller, and explanations of essential words.

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