• 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

I Hole Up in a Snowstorm
p. 3 What kind of tree did Sam make his home in/out of?
p. 4 What does Sam make pancakes out of?
p. 4 What is the name of the wild weasel?
p. 5 What is the name of Sam’s falcon?
p. 9 On what kind of tree did Sam’s grandfather carve the name, ‘Gribley’?

I Get Started on This Venture
p. 10 In order to make sparks for a fire, you strike a piece of what w/ a piece of what??
p. 15 What does it mean when a fish’s stomach is empty?
p. 17 What kind of bird wakes Sam up his first night in the forest?
p. 18 T/F: Sam cries after his first night in the forest.

I Find Gribley’s Farm
p. 20 What does Sam learn from the old man, Bill?
p. 21 What does Sam eat for dinner his second night away from home?
p. 22 What does he eat for dinner, the second time he tries to cook for himself?

The City Comes to Me
p. 175 What did Sam’s father bring for everyone in his family to sleep in?


And, a list of the all the people Sam meets in the mountains:

– truck driver
– librarian
– old man
– strawberry woman
– fire warden
– Bando
– Mr. Jacket
– Dad
– Matt Snell
– Aaron, the hiker

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