• 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

Return of Mrs. Brisbane

Who said, “You can learn a lot about yourself by getting to know another species”?
A: Ms. Mac

Where did Humphrey live before Room 26?
A: the Pet-O-Rama

What kind of car did Ms. Mac drive?
A: a yellow Volkswagen Beetle (Bug)

What kind of hamster is Humphrey?
A: a Golden Hamster

What is Ms. Mac’s full real name?
A: Morgan McNamara


Night Life

What’s “‘turnal?”
A: Nocturnal. (Hamsters are nocturnal.)

Who is Aldo Amato?
A: the janitor/custodian

What does Aldo feed Humphrey the first night?
A: a piece of lettuce

The Two Faces of Mrs. Brisbane

What did Humphrey get on his (first) vocabulary test?
A: 85%

Who said, “You…are…a…trouble…maker”?
A: Mrs. Brisbane

What did Aldo bring Humphrey the second night?
A: a tiny dog biscuit (and more lettuce)

What kind of animal lives in Room 16?
A: a frog

The Most Important Man in the World

The capital of Kentucky is Frankfort. What else does Repeat-That-Please-Richie call it?
A: Frankfurter and Hot Dog

Who takes Humphrey home the first weekend?
A: the principal, Mr. Morales

Who says, “At school, everybody listens to me. At home, nobody listens to me”?
A: Mr. Morales



What does Mr. Brisbane use to try to re-capture Humphrey?
A: a baseball cap

What does Mr. Brisbane build for Humphrey?
A: an obstacle course (or maze)

Happy Hamsterday

What favorite treat did Heidi Hopper put in Humphrey’s cage?
A: Broccoli!

What did Mrs. Brisbane wear for Christmas?
A: a Santa Claus hat

What did Mr. Brisbane wear for Christmas?
A: a Santa Claus hat

What did Mr. Morales get his family for Christmas?
A: a hamster!

Who says, “I’ve seen a lot of creatures in my day, but you’re still the handsomest and the smartest”?

A: Ms. Mac

Who says, “It’s a good idea to turn the TV off once in a while”?
A: Humphrey

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