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!
— Laurie LaRue - First Grade Teacher at Edgewood School - Bristol, CT
We are so thrilled with the positive impact this program has had on our students, families, and staff
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.
— Kenny Moles of West Virginia
My school actually adopted a hamster and even used it as “pet therapy” for many of the behaviorally challenged children in our school.
What is the name of Bud’s best friend at the group home (orphanage)?
A: Jerry Clark
When the story opens, how many foster homes has Buddy already been to?
A: two previous foster homes
According to Bud, at what age do you need to start thinking like an adult?
A: Six years old
Where does Bud keep his things (his personal possessions)?
A: in an old cardboard suitcase
According to the picture in the blue flyer, what instrument does Bud’s potential father – Herman E. Calloway – play?
A: a giant fiddle
According to Bud’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself, “If you need to tell a lie, make sure of what??”
A: Make sure it’s simple and easy to remember
What kind of pencil did Todd Amos stick up Bud’s nose?
A: a Ticonderoga
How old is Todd Amos?
What kinds of animals does Todd warn Buddy are in the shed?
A: vampire bats, spiders, centipedes
What does Herman E. Calloway have in the glove compartment of his Packard?
A: a collection of perfect throwing rocks – w/ writing (places and dates) on them
What was the name of Bud’s mother?
A: Angela Janet Caldwell
How old was Bud when his mother died?
A: Six years old.
When Bud went back to his room to get the picture of his mother, he found Herman E. Calloway there. What was he doing?
A: Herman E. Calloway was crying.
What does Miss Thomas give Bud to keep?
A: Another picture of his mother.
When Bud’s mother was little, and her father was getting ready to play a show in Chicago, what did she ask him to bring back for her?
A: a “wock” – “ a wock from Chicago”
What did the Thug get for Bud at the pawnshop?
A: an alto saxophone