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21st Century Kids: Laugh out Loud

Mona Gilbert, Children's Librarian, Northridge Branch Library,
A group of laughing kids
“Laughter is America's most important export.”―Walt Disney

Did you know April is National Humor Month? Laughter is necessary to keep spirits lifted and hold onto a positive attitude. Reading a funny story, poem, or collection of jokes will bring a smile to your face. The Los Angeles Library provides readers with a variety of humorous books. Here is a sampling of books emphasizing the lighter side of life.

“Do a loony-goony dance
'Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain't been there before.”―Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic

April is National Humor Month

A Light in the Attic
Silverstein, Shel

Funny Kid for President
Stanton, Matt

Stand Up, Yumi Chung!
Kim, Jessica

Jacky Ha-Ha
Patterson, James

Unbelievably Boring Bart
Patterson, James

Michael Dahl's Big Book of Jokes
Dahl, Michael

It's All Good: Smiley Series, Book 1
Kalicky, Anne

Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country)
Krull, Kathleen

Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever.

World's Best (And Worst) Puns
Beth, Georgia

Up Verses Down: Poems, Paintings, and Serious Nonsense
Brown, Calef