August 16 – National Tell a Joke Day


Who’s there?


Orange Who?

Orange you glad it’s National Tell a Joke Day?

Kids love a good joke. Here are some funny joke books written for the youngest readers.


Giggle Fit: Nutty Jokes written by Matt Rissinger & Phil Yates and illustrated by Steve Harpster (2002)

48 pages of giggles and laughs

How do pigs say goodbye? With hogs and kisses!

What do cats use to keep their breath fresh: Mouse wash!

Why did the banana go to the hospital? It didn’t peel so good!


Laughing Matters: Space Jokes compiled by Pam Rosenberg and illustrated by Patrick Girouard (2007)

24 pages of out-of-this-world funnies

Why did the astronaut buy a bulletproof vest? To protect herself from shooting stars!

What do aliens have that no one else can have? Baby aliens!

What candy bars do you eat in outer space? Milky Way and Mars bars!


Giggle Fit: School Jokes written by Joseph Rosenbloom and illustrated by Steve Harper (2004)

48 pages of words from the class clown

What’s the difference between a school bus driver and a cold?  One knows how the stops and the other stops the nose.

Principal: If you study hard, you’ll get ahead.

Jane: No, thanks. I already have a head.

What do librarians take with them when they go fishing?  Bookworms.

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