• 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

Read to Them in the News

Appoquinimink School District Reads 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.

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.

OSOB Opening Assembly Featured in Richmond Times Dispatch

article_fdca2e9c-3216-57f5-babe-5700c5ef3b5bSouth Anna Elementary School in Montpelier, Virginia and Read to Them’s One School, One Book program were recently featured in the Richmond Times Dispatch.  The school is beginning to read Beverly Cleary’s The Mouse and the Motorcycle and the enthusiasm is evident.  Check out the article and video at the RTD website.  

Read to Them Featured in Okinawa Newspaper

One School, One Book is spreading overseas!  The Okinawa Marine has published a story about E.C. Killin elementary reading Frindle.  The article discusses the enthusiasm of students, parents, and faculty before their literacy event and also about the bonding reading together provides families.  PDF of the article here.


“One School, One Book”

Reading TodayInternational Reading Association December 2009/January 2010   “What are we going to do when we get home?” asked teachers at Jane H. Bryan Elementary School in Hampton, Virginia. “Read!” screamed more than 300 students in response. Read article

“One School, One Book” by Gary Harker

Lethbridge Living Magazine, Lethbridge Living Online Some might say it was an epiphany. In the fall of 2007 Teacher Michelle Dimnik, while skimming through Reading Today, an American bi-monthly newspaper for literacy professionals, chanced upon an article with a four-word headline: “One School, One Book.” She read the story and had a sudden realization. She took the newspaper and a proposal to her Principal, Bill Bartlett of Dr. Gerald B. Probe Elementary School. He signed on, and the school has not been the same since. Read article

Chimborazo Elementary School Receives First Donor’s Grant in Richmond

marqueeChimborazo Elementary School, in Richmond, Virginia, received a grant of $1800 from the Martin Agency (headquartered in Richmond) to purchase 600 copies of E.B. White’s The Trumpet of the SwanRead article Students at Chimborazo E.S. prepare to hear about The Trumpet of the Swan.