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  • First, we’re having a GREAT time with the One School-One Book program…. Getting “thank you” notes from parents already about how it’s “forcing” some family reading time that they seemed to have lost over the years.
    — Paul Marinko - Principal at St. Paul's Lutheran School - Fort Wayne, IN
  • Since last spring, our entire school has excitedly embraced the One School, One Book Program. We will soon begin our spring selection: A Cricket in Times Square -- the third book we've adopted since the spring of 2010! We are so thrilled with the positive impact this program has had on our students, families, and staff
    — Laurie LaRue - First Grade Teacher at Edgewood School - Bristol, CT
  • I think the OSOB program is brilliant. My seven year-old attends Orleans Elementary in Massachusetts and they (we) are reading Masterpiece. Since the grades levels range from one to five at this school, finding a book to suit all is difficult. My daughter can follow the big picture somewhat but we have to reinforce what we’ve read because it’s a lot to take in for her.
    — Glenn Krzeminski - Parent of student at Orleans Elementary - Orleans, MA
  • The One District, One Book program promoted by Read To Them...is a powerful way to systemically address and promote a culture of literacy throughout the entire school system. My school actually adopted a hamster and even used it as “pet therapy” for many of the behaviorally challenged children in our school.
    — Kenny Moles of West Virginia

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Monrovia Elementary has the Golden Ticket!

Monrovia Elementary just finished their first One School, One Book.  Marianne Berlin had this to say:

We just finished our first One School, One Book.  Oh my, movie night was over 550 people for the showing of the Willy Wonka movie 1971 version.  This was the most successful reading program we have attempted as a whole school.  The parents are extremely complimentary and anxious for more whole school reading!  These pictures our from our movie night, our kick-off supper, and “Willy Wonka” passing out candy to all students.  That’s actually me!

Edward C. Killin kicks off The Lemonade War with some laughs!

Edward C. Killin Elementary has just started reading The Lemonade War. At their opening assembly they sang the school song, read a chapter aloud, had a flash mob to “Gotta Keep Reading”, and even performed this sprightly, chuckling skit.

OSOB Mystery Reader at Bradfield Elementary in Highland Park, Texas: Dallas Cowboys Head Coach, Jason Garrett

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett reads the last chapter of Cricket in Times Square in at Bradfield E.S. Highland Park, TX.

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Bradfield Elementary’s Website:  http://bradfieldoneschoolonebook.weebly.com/

South E.S. in Madison, OH is reading Beverly Cleary’s The Mouse and the Motorcycle

South E.S. in Madison, OH is reading Beverly Cleary’s The Mouse and the Motorcycle.  Check out this quick vid and listen to the students as the books are delivered…by motorcycle!

One District, One Book in Watertown, N.Y.


Listen to Mary-Margaret Zehr and Patti La Barr explain how Watertown, N.Y. has embraced One District, One Book.  Three books.  Six schools.  2500 families.  You can read one of several articles here, and explore more media resources – radio and TV interviews, newspapers articles, and a slideshow – here.

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Learn more about OSOB

Here are two introductory videos to explain One School, One Book. Check 'em out - then use them to explain OSOB to the rest of your community - teachers, parents, sponsors.

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