National Humor Month Booklist

Grades K-2

Dino Rib Ticklers: Hugely Funny Jokes About Dinosaurs

By Michael Dahl

An easy-to-read collection of riddles about raptors, triceratops, and other dinosaurs.

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Knock, knock!

By Jon J. Muth et al

The knock-knock joke- a kid classic. So many funny, punny punchlines. It was just screaming for its own book. To do this classic joke justice, we decided to gather fourteen of the best-known and most talented children’s book artists to illustrate their favourite punchlines. The results are wacky, zany, and absolutely hilarious.

If you knock on Tomie dePaola’s door, beware! Is that a girl or a gorilla? Who’s knocking at Saxton Freymann’s door? Just a couple of talking lettuces. Talking lettuces?! One impatient cow can hardly wait to get through Laurie Keller’s door, and David Small has a surprise waiting for his intruding vampire.

In this collection, you’ll recognize some of your favourite jokes and be surprised by new ones. But one thing is certain- Each time there’s a knock, you’ll want to answer the door!

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I say OOH, You say AAH

By John Kane

Invites the reader to interact with the story by repeating words and actions while helping a timid donkey find something he is missing.

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Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

By Mo Willems

Pigeon is an unflinching and hilarious look at a child’s potential for mischief. In a plain palette, with childishly elemental line drawings, Willems has captured the essence of unreasonableness in the very young.

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The Princess and the Pony

By Kate Beaton

Introducing Kate Beaton, a major new picture book talent, and author/illustrator of #1 New York Times bestseller Hark! A Vagrant !Princess Pinecone knows exactly what she wants for her birthday this year. A BIG horse. A STRONG horse. A horse fit for a WARRIOR PRINCESS! But when the day arrives, she doesn’t quite get the horse of her dreams…From the artist behind the comic phenomenon Hark! A Vagrant , The Princess and the Pony a laugh-out-loud story of brave warriors, big surprises, and falling in love with one unforgettable little pony.

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Jokes About Food

By Judy A. Winter

Simple text and photographs present jokes about food.

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Grades 3-5

Just Joking: Jumbo: 1,000 Giant Jokes & 1,000 Funny Photos Add Up to Big Laughs

By Kelley Miller

You’ll purr with delight at the latest Just Joking, this time all about cats! Discover crazy cat pictures and captions, laugh-out-loud lists, kitty knock-knocks, funny puns, tongue twisters, and more to share with friends and family. Plus read hilarious profiles of 10 real-life cat-lebrities. It’s a great way to unplug and get your daily dose of feline fun!

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Just Joking 6: 300 Hilarious Jokes About Everything, Including Tongue Twisters, Riddles, and More!

By Rosie Gowsell Pattison

Get ready to ROTFL! The sixth book in this successful series delivers 300 new laugh-out-loud knock-knocks, question-and-answer jokes, tongue twisters, and more! Silly jokes paired with photos of laughing animals and funny people are guaranteed to tickle the funny bone of kids everywhere!

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Jokes for Minecrafters: Booby Traps, Bombs, Boo-Boos, and More

MIchele C. Hollow

Jokes for Minecrafters celebrates the humor in Minecraft from skeleton mobs to zombie pigmen. Be prepared to laugh! No ghast or blaze is safe from being the punch line of these jokes! Inside you will find hilarious jokes such as: Why did the slime stay home? He had no place to goo! How did Steve know that the skeleton was lying to him? He could see right through him. For kids ages five and up, this is the perfect book for at home, at school, or really anywhere! You’ll love telling these silly jokes to your friends and family. As a bonus, you’ll find illustrations throughout for even more laughs! Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse, and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers–picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle-grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love stories told with LEGO bricks, books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, the environment, and much more. We also publish books for fans of Minecraft and Pokemon GO, including books full of useful hacks, tips, and tricks, as well as Minecraft adventure stories for readers who love the fight of good vs. evil, featuring a magical academy similar to Hogwarts in the Harry Potter saga. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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The Adventures of Captain Underpants

By Dav Pilkey

Fourth graders George Beard and Harold Hutchins are a couple of class clowns. The only thing they enjoy more than playing practical jokes is creating their own comic books. And together they’ve created the greatest superhero in the history of their elementary school: Captain Underpants! His true identity is SO secret, even HE doesn’t know who he is!

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My Teacher is a Dinosaur: and Other Prehistoric Poems, Jokes, Riddles, and Amazing Facts

By Loreen Leedy

An entertaining introduction to life on earth from amoebas to dinosaurs and small mammals.

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Knock, Knock! Who Was There?

By Brian Elling

Over 300 side-splitting jokes based on the New York Times best-selling series. If you want to know exactly why Milton Hershey’s wife married him, look no further. (Because she wanted lots of Hershey’s Kisses!) This hilarious and original collection of jokes featuring all the subjects of the ever-popular Who Was? series will keep kids laughing right through history class! Q- Why did Betsy Ross wear long dresses? A- To cover her colo- knees! Q- Which playwright is also a great cook? A- Will-yum Shakespeare! Q- Which president liked lasers? A- Ronald Ray-gun!

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You Must Be Joking! : Lots of Cool Jokes

By Paul Brewer

In addition to the jokes, cartoonist and artist Paul Brewer provides insights into what makes a joke funny, why we love to laugh and make others laugh, how to be more successful in doing that, and lots of great tips on how to remember jokes, how to tell them, and even how to invent your own. Each chapter ends with a half-joke, so that readers can test their growing skills by making up a punch line to fit the situation in the set-up of the joke. There’s no right answer, so kids can challenge themselves and each other to write the funniest joke. All of the classic joke formats are included, along with the author’s suggestions for mastering each type. Sections are accompanied by full-page cartoons, and spot art throughout the book punctuates the jokes with visual humor. The 17 ½ tips at the end of the book offer lots of help to the reader in developing confidence and a personal style of telling jokes, as well as nuts-and-bolts guidelines for writing funny jokes. The last ?1/2 tip? is an illustration for which the reader can write a punch line.

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Jokelopedia: the Biggest, Best, Silliest, Dumbest Joke Book Ever

By Ilana Weitzman and Mike Wright

It’s the mother of all kids’ joke books–an all-encompassing, gut-busting, and bestselling collection of more than 1,700 jokes, tongue-twisters, riddles, and puns for all occasions. Here are 61 elephant jokes, including: What did the elephant say when he walked into the post office? / Ouch! Dozens of knock-knock jokes, like: Knock-knock. / Who’s there? / Doris. / Doris who? / Doris locked. That’s why I knocked! Plus teacher jokes and creature jokes, doctor jokes and robber jokes, food jokes, gross jokes, why-did-the-chicken-cross-the-road jokes, and name-game jokes: What do you call a man in a tiger’s cage? / Claude. And for all aspiring comedians, there are joke-telling pointers and tips, funny facts, and spotlights on comic TV shows, books, and actors, from Steve Carell to Tina Fey to SpongeBob Squarepants. It’s the ultimate gift for the incurable jokester.

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