• 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

Trivia Bank

One 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 Two 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? A: Twelve What kinds of animals does Todd warn Buddy are in the shed? A: vampire bats, spiders, centipedes * Eighteen 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 Nineteen 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

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