G.R.A.B. Book

  • Book Cover: The World According to Humphrey  You can learn a lot about life by observing another species!

    Title: The World According to Humphrey
    Author: Betty G. Birney

  • 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.

    March 8   Get it!
    Books will  be sent home with the oldest child in each family. One book per household.

    March 8-19   Read it!
    Read aloud together each day by following the daily reading schedule.
    Make time. Read. Have fun.

    Audio files available using the links on the right.

    Daily-  Enjoy it!
    Eye Spy Humphrey's Friends!
    Hallway Hunt @ school.

    March 19   Wear it!
    Show your love for Humphry by wearing red.


Three students reading a book

Read Along With Me

The World According To Humphrey

Reading Schedule

  • DATE               Chapter 

    Mon, Mar 8        1 & 2
    Tue, Mar 9         3
    Wed, Mar 10      4
    Thur, Mar 11      5
    Fri, Mar 12         6
    Sat, Mar 13        7
    Sun, Mar 14       8
    Mon, Mar 15       9
    Tue, Mar 16        10 & 11
    Wed, Mar 17       12
    Thur, Mar 18       13 & 14
    Fri, Mar 19          15


    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.