One School, One Book

One School, One Book from® is a program developed to promote family literacy. By providing every participating school with tools, resources, guidance, and support Read to Them® educates families and schools on the benefits and importance of reading aloud. We’re delighted that the first two books in the Charlie Bumpers series are a part of this important effort.

About the Books

“It’s been a blast to visit schools where everyone has read one of the Charlie Bumpers books. As an author, the One School, One Book program has been one of the best things that has happened to me. I’m delighted that the books resonate with a broad group of children, both in age and diversity.

“I’ve been moved by the enthusiasm of the students and the creativity of the teachers who have used the books as springboards to all sorts of activities. And, I get to feel like a rock star for the school day.” —Bill Harley

A slideshow of Bill’s trip to Harvard Elementary, in Houston, TX, which chose Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year as it’s “One Book!”

What Schools Are Saying

“We've been doing One School One Book for the last 6 years and this was hands down the absolute best book for an entire school community; students, parents, and teachers can all relate to the characters and sympathize with the challenges that Charlie faces.”
“Our school chose Charlie Bumpers vs the Teacher of the Year for our One Book, Two Schools Program. It was a HUGE success! From the book reading experience (ALL the kids grades K-5 LOVED it!) our Skype visit with the author at the end of the program...and his actual visit to our school to start off the new school year...AMAZING! I would HIGHLY recommend this book and Bill Harley to any school thinking of reading one of his books...EVERYONE should know what a wonderful book/author choice this is!”
Librarian, Southport CT
“We could not believe that we enjoyed the second book better than the first.”
The Charlie Bumpers Book Club: Greenville SC
Powerpoint presentation with Bill
Students introducing Bill with
Charlie Bumpers' masks
Decorated sneakers
Principal in sneaks!
Bill holding playbill in front
of Charlie Bumpers mural

Are you reading one of Bill’s books at your school and want to arrange a visit?
Email or call the office: 508-336-9703.


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