• 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

In The News

DFS Reads!


DFS chronicles their journey as the entire school reads The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden. Check out the website they’ve created that highlights their OSOB activities such as the “Dolphin Idol” assembly.


“The Lemonade War” Now Available in Spanish

lemonade-war-spanishRead to Them is proud to announce that one of our most popular books, “The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies, is now available in Spanish.

Timmons Elementary School

timmons-esTimmons Elementary School from Chagrin Falls, Ohio finishes their One School, One Book program with Poppy by Avi. Check out all the great work they’ve done on their Timmons E.S. OSOB webpage.

Appoquinimink School District Starts “The Lemonade War”


Over the course of a week, new items mysteriously began showing up in Brick Mill Elementary School’s lobby showcase. First it was pitchers and cups. The next day it was lemons, followed by coins, photographs of siblings and lemonade mix. Finally, students were asked to wear yellow to school on Monday for the official unveiling of Brick Mill’s 2014 One School, One Book selection with “The Lemonade War” by Jacqueline Davies. Read more.

Winter 2014 Newsletter


Read To Them is happy to announce that the 2014 Newsletter has been released! Inside you’ll find information on how other schools are using OSOB and ODOB, how to have fun with Humphrey and how to send RTT feedback! Check out the newsletter now!

Tara Height Elementary School Report on Masterpiece


New Books


Village Elementary’s OSOB Experience


Village Elementary School shares their experience of RTT’s One School, One Book program. The video slideshow exhibits some of the exciting activities they’ve completed in their fourth year in the program!

One District, One Book Family Book Club – Carroll ISD

One District, One Book Family Book Club from Carroll Dragon TV on Vimeo.

Fall 2013 Newsletter

2013-Fall-Newsletter Read to Them is now in over 550 schools and 32 entire districts, read more about it in the latest newsletter.

RTT on Morning Marketplace

morning-marketplace Bruce Coffey, director of One School, One Book, talks on FOX’s Morning Marketplace about the importance of reading to the your children.

Watch all three 5-minute video interviews, here.

Supplements from NASA

sample If you’re still curious about our Read Aloud to a Child Week Environmental Awareness offerings, check out these resources from the GLOBE program – Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment – sponsored by NASA and the National Science Foundation. They have storybooks and instructional materials for K-4. Check out their website and peruse their offerings here.

One School, One Book Revs Up with The Mouse and the Motorcycle

motorcycle Students at Carrollton Elementary School gasped with delight when a dirt bike unexpectedly drove into their cafeteria last week. The stunt kicked off the school’s program for Beverly Cleary’s classic, The Mouse and the Motorcycle. The trick definitely created quite the buzz around the school and students can not wait to start the book. Madison Lilly, a third-grader at Carrollton said, “I think it’s going to be about a mouse that dreams of having a motorcycle of his own, and I think he’ll get one.”

Daniels Farm Elementary School Kicks off Kenny and the Dragon

daniels-farm On October 10th, Daniels Farm Elementary School in Shelton, Connecticut enthusiastically introduced Tony DiTerlizzi’s Kenny and the Dragon with a fun assembly. Students throughout the school are excited to read the book together and participate in planned trivia and activities. Read the full story to see what Daniels Farm has planned for their future with One School, One Book.

Meet the Author, an RTT Exclusive!


Read to Them members can click the video thumbnail to access a special behind-the-scenes video from The World According to Humphrey and Trouble According to Humphrey author Betty G. Birney.

National Association of School Psychologist Advocate RTT

nasp The National Association of School Psychologists endorses Read to Them, as proudly announced by Executive Director, Susan Goren. Read the full announcement, here.

One District, One Book Endorsed by Superintendents

aasaThe American Association of School Superintendents (AASA) endorses One District, One Book. Read their story about Sauk Rapids-Rice, Minnesota, here. Read to Them will be presenting at the AASA national convention in Nashville in February, 2014.

Currituck County School Board

board-meeting Listen in as the Currituck County School Board discusses their district’s experience reading The Mouse and the Motorcycle. Click here for the full video!

Spring Newsletter

springYou can download and read Read to Them‘s Spring Newsletter here. The newest Newsletter features news about our presentations at the IRA Convention in San Antonio; updates from our member schools in Montpelier, Virginia; and demonstrations of how member schools actively actively create a Community of Readers! If you want to offer your own submission to the RTT Newsletter, you can contact RTT Newsletter editor, Jan Bates, here.  

3 New Recommended Titles Added for One School, One Book

masterpieceWe are continually adding new titles to our list of Recommended Book List for One School, One Book.  When you become a member school you gain access to the packet of materials – including trivia questions, a reading schedule, and assembly scripts – for each featured title. The newest titles are James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl; Masterpiece, by Elise Broach; and Trouble According to Humphrey, by Betty G. Birney. Click here to see the full list of recommended books.

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