• 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

Chapter 1: Before Breakfast

1. Who says, “A little girl is one thing. A runty little pig is another?”

A: Mr. Arable

2. What color is the little pig Mr. Arable brings in from the stable?

A: white

3. When Fern’s brother, Avery, arrives in the kitchen, he is “armed.” With what?

A: a hunting knife, and an air rifle

4. What does Fern incorrectly say is the capital of Pennsylvania?

A: “Wilbur”


Chapter 2: Wilbur

5. When Wilbur is little, what is his favorite thing?

A: a bottle from Fern

6. Wilbur likes to follow Fern around, but sometimes he gets tired. How does Fern move him along then?

A: she puts him in a baby carriage for dolls

7. What does Wilbur do while Fern and Avery are swimming in the brook?

A: he plays in the mud

8. How long does Wilbur get to live w/ Fern – before he goes to live at Zuckerman’s farm?

A: 5 weeks




Chapter 22: A Warm Wind

115. Avery thinks that coasting (sledding) is the most fun there is. What does Fern think is the most fun?

A: riding the Ferris Wheel w/ Henry Fussey

116. What do the geese always say when Mr. Zuckerman feeds them?

A: “many, many, many thanks”

117. Getting first dibs on Wilbur’s food, Templeton grew as fat as a…what?

A: a young woodchuck

118. What does the sheep report is the first sign of spring?

A: she hears the frogs!

119. When the baby spiders emerge from the sac, they are ‘no bigger than a grain of…what?; no bigger than the head of a…what?”

A: grain of sand; head of a pin

120. How do Charlotte’s babies leave?

A: by balloon

121. What are the names of Charlotte’s three daughters?

A: Joy; Aranea; Nellie

122. What does garrulous mean?

A: talkative

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