• 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

Miscellany

Read below our research article summarizing academic support for the benefits of reading aloud. And check out these recent editorial items on the value and importance of reading aloud. A New York Times story about the relationship between and father and his daughter – and a thousand classic books: Michael Winerip, “A Father-Daughter Bond, Page By Page,” New York Times, 3.18.10
 

A Thomas Friedman column trumpeting the importance of reading aloud as a bedrock of family-based, do-it-yourself, educational reform: Thomas Friedman, “How About Better Parents?”, New York Times, 11.19.11
 

A Wall Street Journal editorial from NPR’s Scott Simon, waxing wistful on his own experiences reading, sharing – and re-reading – aloud: Soctt Simon, “The Joy of Reading Pinocchio – On Paper,” Wall Street Journal, 8.23.11
 

One of several stories about recent United States ‘Ambassadors for Children’s Literature’ reminding readers to children of all ages of the value and importance of doing so: Motoko Rich, “New Envoys Old Advice For Children: Read More,” New York Times, 1.4.10

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