School Program

LOL For Young People In the Classroom and Beyond

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One of the goals of our One Book, One Community Reading Program is to make reading and related activities an enjoyable experience for children.

Children especially love books and programs that make them laugh.   To help bring that about, AAUW’S One Book, One Community children’s reading adventure, in collaboration with the Fremont Unified School District and the Fremont Main Library, will include several programs and events that will hopefully make children giggle, grin and guffaw.  Here are some of those programs:

Laugh Corners in FUSD Libraries

This is a special section in school libraries that features amusing books for children and young people.  There will be a poster that announces the One Book One Community program in the corner along with books that are guaranteed to amuse (see collection of humorous elementary, junior high and high school books below.)

Share-A-Humorous Book Event

On Monday, December 10, 2012 there will be a Share-A-Humorous Book Event at the Fremont Library from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Fukaya Room A and B, 2400 Stevenson Boulevard, Fremont.

Elementary, middle and high school students will have one-minute to read their favorite funny stories to attendees and then will donate the book to a community charity for needy children.

The Principal of Oliveira School, Linda Anderson, will host this delightful event for kids and adults.  She has asked elementary schools in Fremont to work with their school librarians or leadership teams to come up with the names of readers; and for junior and senior high school students to work with their department chairs to determine readers’ names.

Elementary students will read from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and middle and high school students will read from 7 to 8:00 p.m.

This holiday event is open to the public.

Service Learning Opportunities

High school students have the opportunity to do community service for school credit in the Fremont Unified School District.  This Service Learning One Book One Community program will encourage the young people to read their favorite humorous books to those in nursing homes, hospitals, and other institutions and even private homes where seniors need a good laugh and some amusement.  They will also be encouraged to read to younger children in elementary schools in the district.

Program for Adults and Children in May

A special program is being created for adults, children and young people that will feature either a puppet show or storyteller to delight a young audience.

Other Suggested Possibilities

  • A poster contest that highlights amusing books or moments in books that students find hilarious.  The winners to receive humorous books as prizes.
  • Children and young people create their own puppets and stage a puppet show for an AAUW Fremont Branch, FUSD parent and general public audience.
  • Half Price Books will create a young people’s Lots of Laughter corner where the young people can read books or where children can be told stories from laugh-out-loud books.  This program will do so, and will also give us greater collaboration with the Fremont Unified School District and the Fremont Main Library.

Here are just a few of the books we might suggest on humor for children:

Elementary School Books On Humor:


Dr. Seuss (Happy Birthday to You)

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Jaffe

Miss Nelson series by Harry Allard

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Curious George series by H. A. Rey and Margaret Rey

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka A. Wolf

Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid by Megan McDonald

Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Weird Parents by Audrey Wood

Madeline series by Ludwig Bemelmans

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

The Stinky Cheese Man by Jan Soieszka

Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

Junior High and High School Books On Humor:

I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President by Josh Lieb

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

Going Bovine by Libba Bray

Middle School, Get Me Out of Here! By James Patterson

Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry

Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley

How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

Nasty Stinky Sneakers by Eve Bunting

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Dude, Where’s My Spaceship? By Dan Greenburg

Smart Aleck’s Guide to American History by Adam Selzer

Shark vs Train by Chris Barton

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

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