Bestselling Humor Books for 12 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling humor books for 12 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Dork Diaries 11: Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy

by: Rachel Renée RussellRachel Renée Russell
Release date: Nov 15, 2016
Number of Pages: 288
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It’s a frenemy showdown in the eleventh installment in the blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series!

Nikki Maxwell has the worst luck. Of all the schools she could have been assigned to for the student exchange week program, she’s stuck at North Hampton Hills, her arch nemesis MacKenzie Hollister’s new school. Even worse, there might just be someone at NHH who can out-MacKenzie MacKenzie!

At least Nikki can write about every moment of drama in her diary, so readers won’t miss a moment of it.

Can the queen of dorks survive a week at the head CCP’s new school or will it be a dorky disaster?

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

2. Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids

by: Rob Elliott
Release date: Aug 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 128
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Over 1.5 million sold!

USA TODAY bestseller!

Wall Street Journal bestseller!

What happens to race car drivers when they eat too much? They get indy-gestion. Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids provides children ages 7-10 many hours of fun and laughter. Young readers will have a blast sharing this collection of hundreds of one-liners, knock knock jokes, tongue twisters, and more with their friends and family! This mega-bestselling book will have children rolling on the floor with laughter and is sure to be a great gift idea for any child.

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Children’s Books > Humor > Jokes & Riddles

3. Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids

by: Rob Elliott
Release date: Jun 15, 2013
Number of Pages: 128
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Popular author of Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids turns his witty pen to the classic knock-knock joke, providing hours of entertainment for young and old.
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Children’s Books > Humor > Jokes & Riddles

4. Sleepover Party Mad Libs

by: Roger PriceLeonard Stern
Release date: Feb 14, 2008
Number of Pages: 48
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Now in addition to telling ghost stories, staying up late, and playing truth or dare, girls can play everyone’s favorite word game at their next sleepover. With glitter on the cover and 21 stories that’ll have everyone giggling all night long, this book will be the _________ [noun] of the party!
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Reading & Writing

5. Christmas Fun Mad Libs: Deluxe Edition

by: Roger PriceLeonard Stern
Release date: Oct 18, 2016
Number of Pages: 48
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This deluxe edition of Christmas Fun Mad Libs features a festive, full-color interior and bright and shiny red and green foil on the cover. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer for kids and adults who can’t get enough Christmas fun!
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

6. More Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids

by: Rob Elliott
Release date: Jun 17, 2014
Number of Pages: 128
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A brand new collection of gut-busting hilarity from the bestselling author of Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids and Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids.
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Children’s Books > Humor > Jokes & Riddles

7. The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 5)

by: Jeff Kinney
Release date: Nov 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 224
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Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really all it’s cracked up to be?

 

Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting older—all without his best friend, Rowley, at his side. Can Greg make it through on his own? Or will he have to face the “ugly truth”?

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Mad Libs

by: Price Stern Sloan
Release date: Sep 08, 2015
Number of Pages: 48
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Fans of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series will go crazy for our brand new Mad Libs, featuring 21 fill-in-the-blank stories starring Greg, Rowley, Manny, and the rest of the gang!
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

9. The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade

by: Max BrallierDouglas Holgate
Release date: Sep 06, 2016
Number of Pages: 304
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A very funny post-apocalyptic graphic novel, now a New York Times bestseller!

“Terrifyingly fun! Delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs.”–Jeff Kinney, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Diary of a Wimpy Kid
 
The zombies are disappearing. This might seem like a good thing, since zombies eat your brains, but normal human kid Jack Sullivan is suspicious. He keeps hearing an eerie shrieking noise that seems to be almost summoning the zombies—but to where, and for what (probably) foul purpose?
 
Jack, his three best friends (maybe the only people left on Earth), and their pet monster Rover need to get to the bottom of this. Along the way they encounter a lot more than they bargained for, including a giant Wormungulous, a pizza parlor monster hangout, an ancient evil who destroys worlds, and a stereo system that is totally the bomb. Can Jack figure out why the zombies are vanishing . . . before he and his friends are next?

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

10. Pippi Longstocking

by: Astrid LindgrenMichael ChesworthLouis S. Glanzman
Release date: Apr 21, 2005
Number of Pages: 160
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 The beloved story of a spunky young girl and her hilarious escapades.

“A rollicking story.”–The Horn Book

Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a flair for the outrageous that seems to lead to one adventure after another!

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

11. The Last Kids on Earth

by: Max BrallierDouglas Holgate
Release date: Oct 13, 2015
Number of Pages: 240
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“Terrifyingly fun! Delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs.”–Jeff Kinney, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets The Walking Dead in this very funny post-apocalyptic graphic novel for middle-grade readers. 

Ever since the monster apocalypse hit town, average thirteen year old Jack Sullivan has been living in his tree house, which he’s armed to the teeth with catapults and a moat, not to mention video games and an endless supply of Oreos and Mountain Dew scavenged from abandoned stores. But Jack alone is no match for the hordes of Zombies and Winged Wretches and Vine Thingies, and especially not for the eerily intelligent monster known only as Blarg. So Jack builds a team: his dorky best friend, Quint; the reformed middle school bully, Dirk; Jack’s loyal pet monster, Rover; and Jack’s crush, June. With their help, Jack is going to slay Blarg, achieve the ultimate Feat of Apocalyptic Success, and be average no longer! Can he do it? 

Told in a mixture of text and black-and-white illustration, this is the perfect book for any kid who’s ever dreamed of starring in his or her own comic book or video game. And then grab the sequel, The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade, now a New York Times bestseller!

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Self-Esteem & Self-Respect

12. Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs

by: Lincoln Peirce
Release date: Sep 06, 2016
Number of Pages: 184
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It’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out, as the Cream Puffs seek sweet revenge!

Here come the Cream Puffs!  Nate and his baseball team, saddled with the most embarrassing moniker in Little League history, want to show the world they’re not just a bunch of cupcakes. But it won’t be easy. Their opponents mock them. The local sports section misprints Nate’s name—THREE TIMES. And now, on the day of the big game, illness and injuries have the team facing a crushing defeat . . . unless the unlikeliest Cream Puff of all can come in from the bullpen and save the day.  
 
With a softhearted pitcher who channels his inner panda, a vengeful girlfriend who swings for the fences, and a healthy dose of Nate Wright mojo, the Cream Puffs just might have what it takes to stage an epic comeback. So grab a glove, smear on some eyeblack, and get in the game. You don’t want to miss a single moment of Revenge of the Cream Puffs!

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Children’s Books > Humor

13. The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh

by: A. A. Milne
Release date: Oct 01, 1996
Number of Pages: 368
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This exquisite, deluxe edition contains the complete illustrated texts of both Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. In full-color and featuring a satin ribbon marker, it is the perfect gift and a cornerstone of every family’s bookshelf.

Happy 90th birthday, to one of the world’s most beloved icons of children’s literature, Winnie-the-Pooh!

Since 1926, Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends—Piglet, Owl, Tigger, Kanga, Roo, and the ever doleful Eeyore—have endured as the unforgettable creations of A. A. Milne, who wrote two books of Pooh’s adventures for his son, Christopher Robin, and Ernest H. Shepard, who lovingly gave them shape through his iconic and beautiful illustrations. 

These characters and their stories are timeless treasures of childhood that continue to speak to all of us with the kind of freshness and heart that distinguishes true storytelling.

This deluxe volume brings both Pooh stories—Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner—together in one beautiful, full-color edition. The texts are complete and unabridged, and all of the illustrations, each gloriously recolored, are included. Elegant yet simple, whimsical yet wise, this classic edition is a book to savor and treasure.

The perfect gift for holiday, to welcome a new baby, or for your favorite collector and book lover.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

14. The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire: The World of Dan and Phil

by: Dan HowellPhil Lester
Release date: Oct 13, 2015
Number of Pages: 224
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THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From YouTube sensations Dan Howell (danisnotonfire) and Phil Lester (AmazingPhil) comes a laugh-out-loud look into the world created by two awkward guys who share their lives on the Internet. More than 11 million YouTube subscribers can’t wait for this book!
 
Since uploading their first ever videos as teenagers, Dan and Phil have become two of the world’s biggest YouTube stars. Now they invite you on a behind-the-scenes journey, filled with absolutely essential advice, tons of humor, lots of awkwardness, and TMI honesty that they will probably regret. Here’s just a small sample of the fun surprises readers can look forward to:
 
• The inside story of that time they met One Direction.
• Excerpts from Phil’s teenage diary.
• Reasons why Dan’s a fail (so far).
• How to draw the perfect cat whiskers.
• Reasons why Phil was such a weird kid (back then).
• Quizzes! Which of their dining room chairs represents you emotionally?
• What really happened in Vegas. . . .
 
In The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire, Dan and Phil are candid, heartfelt, and hilarious. Their struggles and success haven’t changed their strong friendship or their core belief that it’s okay to be weird. The cat whiskers come from within!
 
This full-color book is bursting with unseen photographs and drawings, making it an ideal gift for that hard-to-shop-for teen.

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Children’s Books > Humor > General

15. Gobble Gobble Mad Libs

by: Roger PriceLeonard Stern
Release date: Aug 15, 2013
Number of Pages: 48
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Gobble Gobble Mad Libs features 21 original stories all about the yummiest holiday–Thanksgiving! Featuring hilarious stories about preparing and eating dinner, Thanksgiving traditions, and Black Friday shopping, it’s sure to keep kids laughing for hours. Gobble Gobble Mad Libs is 48 pages of fun.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

16. The BFG

by: Roald DahlQuentin Blake
Release date: Aug 16, 2007
Number of Pages: 224
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Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg! Starring Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Bill Hader, and Adam Godley.

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It’s lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

17. Matilda

by: Roald DahlQuentin Blake
Release date: Aug 16, 2007
Number of Pages: 256
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From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG!

Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she’s just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It’ll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!

“Matilda will surely go straight to children’s hearts.” —The New York Times Book Review

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

18. The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1: Locker Hero

by: Rachel Renée RussellRachel Renée Russell
Release date: Jun 07, 2016
Number of Pages: 320
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A brand-new series from #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries author Rachel Renee Russell! Introducing Max Crumbly!

Max Crumbly is about to face the scariest place he’s ever been: South Ridge Middle School.

There’s a lot that’s great about his new school, but there’s also one big problem—Doug, the school bully whose hobby is stuffing Max in his locker.

If only Max could be like the hero in his favorite comics. Unfortunately, Max’s uncanny, almost superhuman ability to smell pizza from a block away won’t exactly save any lives or foil bad guys.

But that doesn’t mean Max won’t do his best to be the hero his school needs!

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

19. Dork Diaries 9: Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen

by: Rachel Renée RussellRachel Renée Russell
Release date: Jun 02, 2015
Number of Pages: 352
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Nikki Maxwell’s worst nightmare comes true in book nine of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series!

A certain member of the CCP girls Dork fans know all about has gotten her hands on Nikki’s diary and has decided to share some thoughts of her own…Find out what happens when Nikki’s worst nightmare becomes a reality. Welcome to Mackenzie’s world!!

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Girls & Women

20. Dork Diaries Books 7-9: Dork Diaries 7; Dork Diaries 8; Dork Diaries 9

by: Rachel Renée RussellRachel Renée Russell
Release date: Oct 18, 2016
Number of Pages: 992
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No Dork Diaries collection is complete without this boxed set of Dork Diaries #7, #8, and #9!

Books seven, eight, and nine in the wildly popular New York Times, USA TODAY, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Dork Diaries series are all available in one dorktastic boxed set!

This boxed set includes Dork Diaries 7: Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star, Dork Diaries 8: Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After, and Dork Diaries 9: Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

21. Pranklopedia: The Funniest, Grossest, Craziest, Not-Mean Pranks on the Planet!

by: Julie Winterbottom
Release date: Aug 23, 2016
Number of Pages: 224
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Pranklopedia is the young practical joker’s secret weapon, a boisterous collection of over 70 guaranteed-to-amuse (or annoy) pranks to be pulled on friends, siblings, and parents. Discover the Homework Hoax, the Squirting Blister, the Movie Popcorn That Grabs You Back. Pull classic pranks on your siblings, like short-sheeting the bed. Freak out your friends with food pranks: a self-peeling banana, “misfortune” cookies, or ice cream that will make them scream (here’s a hint—it involves instant mashed potatoes). And there are perfect pranks to pull on your parents, including a scheme to “freeze” the family computer.

The book includes recipes for fake bird poop, fake dog poop, fake vomit, and fake snot (regular, nosebleed, and wormy varieties). Plus you’ll find 40 pages of cutout pranks: fake labels (mmm…Cream of Sparrow Soup!), a “winning” lottery ticket, bogus bathroom signs, and letters from school that will make your parents cringe.

A complete prankster’s guide, Pranklopedia also provides a four-part lesson on how to pull the perfect prank and tells you what to do when pranks go bad: 1. Disappear for a while . . .

 

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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Games

22. Dork Diaries OMG!: All About Me Diary!

by: Rachel Renée RussellRachel Renée Russell
Release date: Oct 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 272
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Narrate your very own Dork Diary with this write-in journal, filled with questions for every day and complete with art and quotes from Nikki Maxwell herself!

As Nikki Maxwell knows, keeping a journal is a great way to get to know the most important person in your life: YOU! This special Dork Diaries guided journal features questions for every day of the year.

If you could swap places with anyone for a day, who would it be and why? What song could you listen to 100 times? What TV show are you totally obsessed with right now and why? What’s the fiercest outfit in your closet?

Put your personal spin on these questions and many more—and since this is an authentic Dork Diary, Nikki chimes in with her answers and artwork as well!

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

23. The Big Book of Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids: A 3-in-1 Collection

by: Rob Elliott
Release date: Jan 21, 2014
Number of Pages: 192
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All of Rob Elliott’s popular joke books for kids in one hilarious volume sure to have kids of all ages laughing out loud.
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Children’s Books > Humor > Jokes & Riddles

24. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

by: Roald DahlQuentin Blake
Release date: Aug 16, 2007
Number of Pages: 192
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From the author of The BFG and Matilda!

Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

25. Dog Ate My Mad Libs

by: Price Stern Sloan
Release date: May 26, 2015
Number of Pages: 48
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A Mad Libs perfect for dog lovers! Our 48-page book features original 21 original stories inspired by man’s best friend. This book is an incredible bargain that even Fido won’t want to pass up!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

26. Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics

by: Chris Grabenstein
Release date: Jan 05, 2016
Number of Pages: 288
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The much-anticipated New York Times bestselling puzzle-packed sequel to the award-winning Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library!
 
Welcome, boys and girls, readers of all ages, to the first-ever Library Olympics! Kyle and his teammates are back, and the world-famous game maker Luigi Lemoncello is at it again!
 
This time Mr. Lemoncello has invited teams from all across America to compete in the first-ever LIBRARY OLYMPICS. But something suspicious is going on . . . books are missing from Mr. Lemoncello’s library. Is someone trying to censor what the kids are reading?! Now it’s not just a game—can Mr. Lemoncello find the real defenders of books and champions of libraries? In between figuring out mind-boggling challenges, the kids will have to band together to get to the bottom of this mystery.
 
Packed with puzzles, clues, and thrilling surprises, this is a deliciously fun, action-packed sequel to the New York Times bestselling Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. Let the games begin!
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Books & Libraries

27. Best of Mad Libs

by: Roger PriceLeonard Stern
Release date: Apr 17, 2008
Number of Pages: 288
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Over the last 50 years, Price Stern Sloan has published hundreds and hundreds of Mad Libs stories. Come fill out over 125 of the funniest ones in this deluxe oversize edition. This book also includes a history of the game as told by the creator Leonard Stern (complete with pictures) and stories filled out by today’s hottest stars! It’s the super-silly way to say _________ [adjective] 50th Anniversary, Mad Libs!
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

28. Horse Games & Puzzles: 102 Brainteasers, Word Games, Jokes & Riddles, Picture Puzzlers, Matches & Logic Tests for Horse-Loving Kids (Storey’s Games & Puzzles)

by: Cindy A. Littlefield
Release date: May 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 144
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Settle in for hours of fun as you walk, trot, canter, and gallop your way through this horse-themed activity book. Cindy A. Littlefield presents 102 brainteasers, word games, jokes, riddles, and puzzles that will keep horse-crazy children entertained for hours. Packed with fascinating bits of equine trivia and plenty of illustrations, this book will jumpstart kids’ creativity and boost their problem-solving skills, while at the same time teaching them about their favorite animals. Get ready for some serious horsing around.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Horses

29. Doctor Who Mad Libs

by: Price Stern Sloan
Release date: Sep 25, 2014
Number of Pages: 48
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It’s a brand new Mad Libs based on the long-running TV series Dr. Who! This Mad Libs is 48 pages with 21 original stories.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

30. Jokelopedia: The Biggest, Best, Silliest, Dumbest Joke Book Ever!

by: Eva BlankAlison BenjaminRosanne GreenIlana WeitzmanLisa SparksMike Wright
Release date: Aug 23, 2016
Number of Pages: 288
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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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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Performing Arts

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