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Laugh-out-loud road trip jokes

What's the best way to pass the time in the car? Laugh! That's where this collection comes in. Often punny, sometimes poopy, the silly jokes and riddles will have gradeschoolers busting a gut, and may even get a snicker from Mom and Dad. Take turns reading them to each other and get on with the giggle-fest.

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, March 26, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

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Waiting for the paperback? Here are 11 good reads, out now

"A book worth reading is worth buying," the Victorian-era art critic John Ruskin famously said - and I suspect he had a problem with shelf space, too. Those of us who love books like to surround ourselves with them, a habit that can wreak havoc with dust, available household surfaces (you should see where I've managed to stack a few books) and our finances.

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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Books

This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, March 19, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

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Book review: 'Children of Eden'

Internet phenomenon and YouTube personality Joey Graceffa has been telling stories in his videos for several years. He is the author of a memoir "In Real Life," and now a teen novel, "Children of Eden" (Keywords Press).

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Misty Copeland talks about food, shyness and her 'Ballerina Body'

Misty Copeland's remarkable story is the sort you can imagine depicted by a skilled novelist; her life, in the words of a 2015 "60 Minutes" report, is "the embodiment of the American dream." Growing up as one of six children in an often-struggling Southern California family, she lived for some time with her mother and siblings in two rooms in a highwayside motel. At the Boys & Girls Club gym one day, a teacher noticed something distinctive in the tiny, quiet 13-year-old's movements, and suggested a ballet class.

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Major crash at Turlock intersection

A woman and two children were badly hurt in a three-vehicle crash at North Golden State Boulevard and West Hawkeye Avenue in Turlock shortly after noon Wednesday. The children, both girls, were airlifted. Deke Farrow/jfarrow@modbee.com
Major crash at Turlock intersection 2:04

Major crash at Turlock intersection

The un-fore-gettable bowling strike made with a golf ball 0:45

The un-fore-gettable bowling strike made with a golf ball

Modesto's Gregori beats Beyer again, remains undefeated 3:18

Modesto's Gregori beats Beyer again, remains undefeated

Turlock boxer Marco Delgado discusses career 2:15

Turlock boxer Marco Delgado discusses career