• 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

What did Edward have in the pocket of each pair of his pants?
A: a gold pocket watch

What time did Abilene come home for Edward every day?
A: 3:00 p.m.

What street does Edward live on? (w/ Abilene)
A: Egypt Street

What country was Pellagrina from?
A: France

What is the name of the dog who peed on the Tulanes’ dining room table?
A: Rosie

Why doesn’t Edward like being called “bunny?”
A: He thinks it’s demeaning. (“He finds it derogatory in the extreme.”)

What did Edward lose (temporarily) when the maid vacuumed him?
A: His gold pocket watch.

What is the name of the ship Abilene sails on to London?
A: H.M.S. Queen Mary

Who does Edward find to be annoying, self-centered, twittery, and vain?
A: Dolls

Who says, “I have already been loved. I have known love?”
A: Edward Tulane

Who said, “I’m done w/ being loved. I’m done w/ loving. It’s too painful?”
A: Edward Tulane

Who is the second character to tell Edward, “You disappoint me?”
A: The china doll w/ the green satin dress.

Who says, “If you have no intention of being loved or being loved, then the whole journey is pointless?”
A: Edward’s shelf-mate, the china doll w/ the green satin dress.

Who says, “Open your heart. Someone will come for you?”
A: The doll w/ the green satin dress.

Why does Edward’s heart open again?

A: He started to believe – or hope – that “someone would come for him.”

How old is Maggie when she comes?
A: maybe five years old

What is Maggie’s mother wearing around her neck?
A: Edward’s original gold pocket watch.

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