Jokes Everyone Can Enjoy Laugh Out Loud Reads

When you’ve got kids of different ages, it isn’t always easy to find books where everyone can get the jokes.

family friendly jokes 

Jokes the Family Can Share

If family humor is what you’re looking for, then look no further than Jess Keating’s My Life is a Zoo series. The stories are fresh and fun. They would make a nice family gift that everyone can share as a read aloud, and they do equally well as a gift to keep pre-teens and teens reading (and laughing out loud!). Here are the titles in the series:

Check out our Series and Read Alikes and Series for New Readers boards on Pinterest for more books that combine family-friendly humor with great stories.



This Read It and Keep selection is part of our Gift of Literacy Pinterest board. There are additional recommendations on our Books Make the Best Gifts and Bookshelf Worthy Books for Your Home Library boards, as well.

If you have a favorite bedtime story or one that is your go-to as a gift, be sure to leave a comment. We’d love to share your suggestions, too.

We are taking a break from our Throwback Thursday Book Review schedule to focus on sharing gift ideas with a literacy twist. These are featured selections from our Gift of Literacy board on Pinterest.

The image link in this post goes to our Gift of Literacy Pinterest Board. The book title links go to paperback versions of these books on

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