• 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: Slump
Why does Evan prefer being the basement w/ the lights out?
A: it’s too hot w/ the lights on

2. Evan tries to give Jessie the Big Freeze. What the heck is that?
A: he wants her to leave him alone (to bug off!)

3. What week is it when the story opens (what week of the year)?
A: the week before Labor Day; the last week of summer; the week before school starts

4. What was Evan actually doing down there in the basement w/ the lights off?
A: playing catch w/ a baseball by himself

5. What object does Evan’s mother try (and fail) to move by herself?
A: a broken air conditioner

Chapter 2: Breakup
6. What were Evan and Jessie doing when the letter arrived?
A: making a lemonade stand

7. Who says, “School. Isn’t. Fun.”?
A: Evan Traski

8. What book does Jessie read to try (and fail) to take away her confusion and
feelings about Evan?

A: Charlotte’s Web

9. When was the first time Evan said “I hate you” to Jessie?
A: when she helped him w/ his math homework

10. Name one of the 3 things Jessie will miss by skipping 3rd grade?
A: the Antartica unit; the trip to the aquarium; and trans-continental pen-pals

Chapter 3: Joint Venture

11. Where is the best place to sell lemonade – the driveway or the corner??
A: the corner

12. Who wrote Ten Bright Ideas to Light Up Your Sales?
A: Evan and Jessie’s Mom

13. What does Scott want to get w/ the money they might make from the lemonade
stand?
A: an XBox

14. What does Evan wan to buy w/ the money he might save from a lemonade stand?
A: an iPod

15. Evan received ten dollars from his grandmother. For his iPod. What did he spend it
on?
A: pizza for his friends

16. So, if it costs 50 cents to make a cup of lemonade, and they sell 14 cups for a $1 each
– how much money (how much profit) did Evan and Scott make?
A: $7

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Chapter 13: Crisis Management

42. How many boys are playing basketball the day Evan’s money gets stolen from his
shorts?
A: Seven

Chapter 14: Reconciliation

43. What does Evan say – the “joke” that Jessie would normally laugh at?
A: “There were a few bugs in the system.”

44. What does Evan think Scott Spencer is going to do w/ the money he stole?
A: buy an XBox

45. Evan admits why he didn’t want Jessie in his class at school. Why is it?
A: He says he “didn’t want to embarrass himself.”

46. Complete these three opposed pairs: Fireworks and what? Summer and what?? War and what???
A: Rainstorm. School. Peace.

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