• 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

Our Books

We choose and recommend books for the One School, One Book program very carefully. These booksare listed below. Click on underlined titles to find out more about the book and to see the materials that participating schools receive while reading that book. Some books are better aimed at younger readers or entry-level reading families; others are more challenging  – in theme or prose or length; and some somehow manage to hit the sweet spot, perfectly pitched to all elementary school audiences.

You are also welcome to browse our auxiliary list of books read by member schools.

Newly Added:

Recommended Books:


Titles Coming Soon:

  • Lunch Money, by Andrew Clements
  • The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, by Julie Andrews Edwards
  • Wonder, by R.J. Palacio

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