• 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

Get Started!

We’d love to have you join our community of readers. We’ve helped dozens of schools implement this program and are here to share our resources and expertise with our member schools.

When you do, you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • Books for all your families and staff
  • Instructions on how to plan your One School, One Book month, including suggested timetable and implementation plan
  • Reading and school activity materials. Items can vary with each title, but usually include:
    • sample letter to parents
    • sample reading schedule
    • complete trivia bank with answer key
    • principal’s talking points
    • suggested activities
    • song list
    • assembly ideas
  • Tips on reading aloud, including sample audio files
  • Support and assistance from accessible and energetic Read to Them personnel


Here is what to do if you represent an elementary SCHOOL:

Send an e-mail indicating your interest to  programs@readtothem.org.

You’ll receive an introductory packet which will help explain OSOB in more detail.  It will also contain resources, sample materials including our recommended Book List, and other documents that will help you explain and showcase OSOB to your colleagues in your school.

Digest the material in the packet, then call One School, One Book Director, Bruce Coffey directly at 804.310.1214. He will help you order books, supply further resources specific to your book selection, help tailor the program to suit your needs, and provide more resources (tips and guides) to sell and explain the program to teachers and parents.


Here is what to do if you represent a school DISTRICT and are interested in implementing ODOB as a DISTRICT:

Send an e-mail indicating your interest to One District, One Book Director, Gary Anderson: gary.anderson@readtothem.org

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