G.R.A.B. Book

  • Book Cover: Toys Amazing Stories Behinf Some Great Inventions

    Title: Toys! Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions!
    Author: Don Wulffson


    February 23   Take it Home!
    Books and bookmarks will be sent home with the oldest child in each family. One book per household.

    February 26- March 8   Read it Regularly!
    Read aloud together each day by following the daily reading schedule.
    Make time. Read. Have fun.

    Discuss it Often!
    What are some toys you had when growing up? What toys do your children like? Is there a toy you think might be fun to try?

Three students reading a book

Reading Schedule

  • DATE               Pages                Chapter 

    Mon, Feb 26     pgs. 3-22           Introduction, Slinky, seesaw, Lego, tops
    Tue, Feb 27      pgs. 23-39         Mr. Potato Head, Playing Cards, Silly Putty
    Wed, Feb 28     pgs. 40-57         Windup Toys and Automations, Hobby Horses, Bicycles
    Thur, Feb 29     pgs. 58-77         Remote-Controlled Toys, Raggedy Ann, Toy Soldiers, Twister
    Fri, Mar 1          pgs. 78-94         Parcheesi, Checkers, Magic Rocks, Super Ball
    Mon, Mar 4       pgs. 95-110        Toy Trains, Play-Doh, Table Tennis
    Tue, Mar 5        pgs. 111-129       From Pinball to Video, Trivial Pursuit, Kites
    Wed, Mar 6       pgs. 130-143      Dolls, Hot Wheels
    Thur, Mar 7       pgs. 144-162      Monopoly, Pokemon, Scrabble
    Fri, Mar 8          pgs. 163-177      Skateboards, Wiffle Balls, Novelty Gags

  • G.R.A.B. Week (Greenville Reads a Book) is when every family in the school reads the same book at the same time. When a whole school reads one book with their families….. there is a lot to talk about.

    Children from all grade levels listen to the same book being read aloud at home even if they are old enough to read it themselves. When an entire school reads the same book, the buzz and excitement around the book brings an added sense of community among students, parents, teachers, staff, bus drivers, custodians, and cafeteria staff – and beyond.


    Reading aloud is simple. It is fun and inexpensive, but the benefits are monumental. Reading aloud to your children is the single most important thing you can do to help them succeed.

    Research indicates that reading is one of the most influential factors which parents and teachers can offer children. Studies have shown that reading to children helps them to listen better and longer, to build bigger vocabularies, to understand concepts better, to feel positive about both books and learning – and much more.