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  • Re-Reading Winn-Dixie
    Kate DiCamillo’s Because of Winn-Dixie has been a very successful book for thousands of families via our One School, One Book program.  I remember the first time I read the book with my family – three daughters then – the first time we experienced the graceful, efficient, poetic prose of Kate DiCamillo – and the simple, rich encounters the [...]
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Carroll ISD - Southlake, Texas is Read to Them's 2014 Model District of the Year. Read more here.
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  • 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

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    Philadelphia, PA

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Check out this slideshow from Robert E. Lee E.S.’s One School, One Book experience in Spotsylvania, VA. Here you’ll see everything you need to know about how to build enthusiasm and animate your community through One School, One Book. They read The World According to Humphrey, by Betty G. Birney.

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South E.S. in Madison, OH is reading Beverly Cleary’s The Mouse and the Motorcycle

South E.S. in Madison, OH is reading Beverly Cleary’s The Mouse and the Motorcycle.  Check out this quick vid and listen to the students as the books are delivered…by motorcycle!

One District, One Book in Watertown, N.Y.


Listen to Mary-Margaret Zehr and Patti La Barr explain how Watertown, N.Y. has embraced One District, One Book.  Three books.  Six schools.  2500 families.  You can read one of several articles here, and explore more media resources – radio and TV interviews, newspapers articles, and a slideshow – here.

Spring 2014 Newsletter

rtt-newsletter-spring-14Read To Them is happy to announce that the Spring 2014 Newsletter has been released! Inside you’ll find information on how one school is using Title I funds to ensure annual participation in ODOB, the positive effects of family literacy, and how OSOB received a shout out on one of America’s favorite talk shows! Check out the newsletter now!

The Lemonade War Now Available in Spanish

LemonadeWarInSpanishRead to Them is proud to announce that one of our most popular books, The Lemonade War, by Jacqueline Davies, is now available in Spanish.

Appoquinimink School District Reads The Lemonade War


Over the course of a week, new items mysteriously began showing up in Brick Mill Elementary School’s lobby showcase. First it was pitchers and cups. The next day it was lemons, followed by coins, photographs of siblings and lemonade mix. Finally, students were asked to wear yellow to school on Monday for the official unveiling of Brick Mill’s 2014 One School, One Book selection with The Lemonade War, by Jacqueline Davies. Read more.

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Learn more about OSOB

Here are two introductory videos to explain One School, One Book. Check 'em out - then use them to explain OSOB to the rest of your community - teachers, parents, sponsors.

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