Calling all young comedians!

Toto and The Ancient Order of International Ninja Cats NEED YOU for a top secret mission... to make a grown up giggle!

Share your favourite joke with us to become a fully-fledged Giggle Ninja and you could feature in our exclusive Book People Giggle Ninja Joke Book. Plus, if yours is chosen as the funniest joke by Dermot and Toto, you will WIN £250 RRP of books for you, and the same for your school!

We've joined forces with Toto the Ninja Cat to find the most side-splittingly funny jokes from children age 3-13 across the UK.

A panel of grown-ups will decide which jokes will be included in Book People’s Giggle Ninja Joke Book which will be published later in 2019.

Toto, and her creator Dermot O'Leary, will also choose their favourite 'winning joke'!

The child (or children) who submit the joke that Toto and Dermot choose will win the prestigious Giggle Ninja Award For Services To Laughter, as well as the following prizes:

Your joke published in the Book People's Giggle Ninja Joke Book!

£250 RRP of books for the winner and a further £250 RRP of books for their school*

*If more than one child submits the winning joke, we will award prizes to the first five who submitted the joke to the competition, based on date received.


  • All jokes must be submitted by an adult aged 18 or over
  • The child's name and age will be required
  • Jokes do not need to be original, however please make sure they are appropriate for children aged 3-13
  • All jokes must be submitted by 18th April 2019

Please read the terms and conditions before entering

Download your printable entry form to post to us!

If your school is having a Book People Book Fair this term, you can write your joke on the back of our book fair leaflet and hand to your teacher to post to us!


At least 25% of proceeds from the Book People Giggle Ninja Joke Book will go to our charity partner, Save The Children UK to help improve the lives of children across the UK and around the world.