• 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

RTT in the News

ODOB returns to Watertown with three new books

Read how Watertown continues to find success utilizing One District, One Book!

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ODOB makes its way to Goochland County schools

Read how Goochland County public schools in Virginia are excited to launch One District, One Book!

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Lemonade Economics 101: How OSOB’s Reach is Extending Beyond Literacy

Read about how one school is using OSOB and The Lemonade War to teach students about the mechanics of business.

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Laura Arndt, Sauk Rapids Educator, Awarded $2000 ING Unsung Heroes Grant For Innovative Teaching Program

An article on One District, One Book emergence in Sauk Rapids.

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Read to Them featured in The California Reader

Read to Them was recently featured in the Summer 2012 issue of The California Reader. In the article, the author discusses the One School, One Book program at Gurney Elementary and also gives some insight into the foundation of the programs.

Check out the article here or download the article in PDF format here.


“Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe to be Read by Four Schools and Families”

Norfolk Daily News, March 3, 2012

“One School, One Book” has grown again. It’s now expanded to “Four Schools, One Book.” You can read the full article online here.

“Auburn Elementary Uses Reading Program to

Build Relationships”

by Travis Williams, The Roanoke Times, February 4, 2012

Whether it’s a movie, a vacation spot, or just the latest flavor of Doritos, having common interests can help people build relationships. Providing such an experience is exactly what Auburn Elementary School’s “One School, One Book” reading program is intended to do. You can read the full article online here.

“Reading Brings Schools Together”

by Harold Ruetter, The Independent.com, Novermber 28, 2011

Hampton E.S. in Hampton, Nebraska reads Because of Winn-Dixie. An effort spearheded by Superintendent Holly Herzberg. Aimed at serving their Title I students and families – they secured a grant from the Hampton Booster Club to secure their membership. You can read the full article online here.

Sound the ‘Trumpet': Everyone’s Reading”

by Barbara Boucicat,
Suburban News, March 10, 2011

Hubbard Elementary School in Ramsey, N.J. reads The Trumpet of the Swan and tries OSOB for the first time. A high school trumpeter plays Reveille and Mess Call and Taps. Librarian Kathy Pandise says, “When one school reads a book, there is a buzz about the book, they talk about it on the lunch line, in gym class. It’s a great way for children to expand their vocabulary and develop a love for reading.” You can read the full article online


“Boost Involvement One Book at a Time”

Principal Magazine, November/Decemeber 2010

An article about Lisa St. John’s successful implementation of One District, One Book in Bentonville, Arkansas. Nine elementary schools in the same city all reading E.B. White’s The Trumpet of the Swan at the same time. You can read a version of the article here.


“One School, One Book”

Reading Today, International Reading Association

December 2009/January 2010


“What are we going to do when we get home?” asked teachers at Jane H. Bryan Elementary School in Hampton, Virginia. “Read!” screamed more than 300 students in response. Read article


“One School, One Book” by Gary Harker

Lethbridge Living Magazine, Lethbridge Living Online

Some might say it was an epiphany.

In the fall of 2007 Teacher Michelle Dimnik, while skimming through Reading Today, an American bi-monthly newspaper for literacy professionals, chanced upon an article with a four-word headline: “One School, One Book.” She read the story and had a sudden realization. She took the newspaper and a proposal to her Principal, Bill Bartlett of Dr. Gerald B. Probe Elementary School. He signed on, and the school has not been the same since. Read article


Chimborazo Elementary School Receives First Donor’s Grant in Richmond

Chimborazo Elementary School, in Richmond, Virginia, received a grant of $1800 from the Martin Agency (headquartered in Richmond) to purchase 600 copies of E.B. White’s The Trumpet of the Swan. Read article

Students at Chimborazo E.S. prepare to hear about The Trumpet of the Swan.

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