TROB is Underway

Texas Reads One Book is under way!

For the third year in a row, the state of Texas has partnered with Read To Them to spread family literacy and establish the importance of reading together in their schools and and homes.   Dallas Cowboys head coach, Jason Garrett, jump started Texas Reads One Book by reading the first chapter of The Lemonade War, by Jacquline Davies.  All across Texas students and families have been grappling with the competition between Evan and Jessie Treski and their duelling lemonade stands.  In addition to assemblies, trivia questions, and in-school engagement activities, they’ve even used The Lemonade War to explore a little math!


Here are samples of Texas Reads One Book in progress:

DeSoto Students Participate In Texas Reads One Book Event

Deep Wood kicks off ‘Texas Reads One Book’




Slinging Books on the Wall

Students at Varieur School in Pawtucket, R.I. read Charlie Bumpers vs. The Teacher of the Year.  Author Bill Harley visited the school and all had a rocking good time.  Look what they did on the walls?  Students started with the venerable Charlie Bumpers (that’s him in the red flying in the center) and surrounded him with self-illustrated images of their favorite or recently read book covers.  See if you can see your favorite.  Consider adding such a wall in your school.  Don’t forget to share your images with us at Read to Them.  Students at Varieur School are certainly living the culture of literacy!

Check out Varieur’s Charlie Bumpers painting video!