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26 Book Jokes to Get You Laughing For Pages

Funny book jokes - page-turning laughs for World Book Day!

Beano Jokes Team
Last Updated:  February 11th 2022

Looking for some funny ideas for World Book Day 2022? Share these epic book jokes with your pals!

Don't have a joke book to hand? Don't worry! We've collected this shelf-load of jokes about books especially for World Book Day.

Once you're done here, check out the Beano Joke Generator for more comedy inspiration. From school jokes to teacher jokes, maths jokes to random knock knock jokes - we've got 'em all!

I went into a book store to ask if they had any books about turtles. The cashier asked, hardback?

I said, yeah, and little heads!

turtle jokes

Why is a physics book always unhappy?

Because it has a lot of problems!

I'm reading a book about anti-gravity...

It's impossible to put down!

Which books are the hardest to force yourself to read through?

Friction books!

What was Schrödinger's favourite childhood book?

The Cat in The Box by Dr. Seuss!

Why should you not write a book on penguins?

Because writing a book on paper is much easier!

penguin jokes

Have you heard the one about a chemist who was reading a book about helium?

He couldn't put it down!

How many books can Dora fit in her empty backpack?

One - after that it's not empty!

Who's a robot's favourite author?

Anne Droid!

Who writes books for little bees?

Bee-trix Potter!

What's a bee's favourite novel?

The Great Gats-bee!

bee jokes

The dwarfs from Snow White want to tell their side of the story...

They've signed a 7 figure book deal!

What does Buzz Lightyear like to read?

Comet books!

Why did the librarian get kicked off the plane?

Because it was overbooked!

Which building is the tallest?

The library ... it has the most stories!

Why are writers always cold?

Because of all the drafts!

What does a librarian take fishing?


I was reading some books about loud music...

But there were too many volumes!

Mum's spaghetti got in the Guinness Book of Records...

I hope she cleans the pages!

I wish I had a book about boomerangs...

I lent out my last one but it never came back!

I'm writing a book about banana peels...

It's non-friction!

Finally found my book of maps...


Where do library books like to sleep?

Under their covers!

A pile of books having a nap

When is a green book not green?

When it's read!

Why was the maths book sad?

It had too many problems!

Why did the bird fly into the library?

Because he was looking for bookworms!

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