summer read to learn

All summer I’ll be sharing books for kids of all ages on topics that will interest them or offer them a new interest to learn about. Most of the time these will be nonfiction books, but sometimes we can learn from fictional stories too. I frequently learn from books sent during a historical period because usually the fictional story is based on real events.

So, I hope you will stay tuned to these posts. They will always have Summer Read-to-Learn in the title and in the tags. There will be books from some of my favorite publishers like National Geographic, Phaidon, Chronicle Kids, Prestel, and many others.

To see all the posts from my Summer Read-to-Learn series, click HERE.

LOL 101

A Kid’s Guide to Writing Jokes

By: David Roth and Rinee Shah

Illustrated by: Rinee Shah

Published: May 2, 2023

Publisher: Chronicle Kids


Since today is National Tell a Joke Day, it’s the perfect day to share this book with your kids. Kids love to make others laugh and love to tell a joke. Sometimes their made-up jokes don’t make any sense, but they sure think it is funny. This book, written in simple steps with lots of illustrations, teaches kids easy-to-accomplish tasks when writing and telling jokes. Because it isn’t just about the writing, the delivery of the joke is just as important.

The book is divided into sections including Introduction to Jokes, Writing Jokes (Word Plays and Rule of 3), Exxxxxaggeration, Advanced Word Play, Performing, Visual Humor, Jobs telling jokes, and of course, what might happen when the joke isn’t funny.

This book is perfect for that 7-12 age group of kids that love to tell jokes or maybe need a joke to keep in their back pocket for when they meet someone new to help break the ice. Lots of joke examples are shared to help kids with understanding the type of joke they want to tell as well as being able to practice their delivery. A lot of jokes use a form of wordplay to activate the humor in a sentence. Kids will get a chance to use various words to try writing their own jokes.

Soon your child will have pages of jokes to try out at your next family dinner. Practicing the delivery is key so giving them plenty of time to share their jokes over and over will help build their confidence. Maybe someday they will be a future comic book writer, podcaster, or stand-up comedian. Kids can even send in their own jokes for the authors to share on social media.

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