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One School One Book

Dear Families,

     We have begun a special program at Peck Place School called One School, One Book. Every family at Peck Place will receive one copy of the novel Friendship According to Humphrey by Betty Birney.  This initiative aims to foster a love of reading in students, strengthen our home-school connection, and bring the themes of friendship and acceptance to life within the Peck Place School community through literature and shared experiences.

     We ask that you read one chapter with your child each night. We hope you will share this book with your entire family. Reading together helps children become better listeners, builds vocabulary, and creates positive feelings about books. Please see the links below to access the calendar and questions for each chapter. 

     As exciting as the book is and enticing as it will be, we ask that you DO NOT read ahead. Please take a few minutes each night to discuss the chapter questions with your child.

     By clicking the video links in the calendar, you and your child can watch a teacher, staff member, or community member read each chapter of the book. 

     Thank you in advance for participating and helping instill a love of reading in your child.

     Please treat the books kindly as we are asking that you return them at the end of our event so that they can be shared with another school in Orange.


Denise Aquilina    Reading Consultant

Jamie Balisciano   Principal


Friendship According to Humphrey Video Link Calendar

Friendship According to Humphrey Discussion Calendar

Letter from the Author 

Reveal Video

Hamster Raffle Permission Slip


Please email photos of your child reading Friendship According to Humphrey, so we can add it to the photo stream on our televisions at school! Please direct photos to: