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One Book One School 2020   (January 27, 2020 - February 21, 2020)


Dear Young Families,


NYE PTA is excited to present our 10th One Book One School event, The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth Fulber! During the program, our school community will emjoy one book together and participate in various activities based on the book to encourage literacy and the love of reading.



We will provide every family with one copy of the book.  Families will also receive a bookmark where they can keep trackof their progress reading through the chapters.  The hope is that each family will read the book together at home,supported by fun activities, trivia questions, and prizes at school.  Please note tht there will only be 60 prizes a week.  


If you have any questions regarding this program, please feel free to contact Kim Aumick at

Thank you,


Summary of The Great Shelby Holmes 

Shelby Holmes is not your average sixth grader. She’s nine years old, barely four feet tall, and the best detective her Harlem neighborhood has ever seen–always using logic and a bit of pluck (which yes, some might call “bossiness”) to solve the toughest crimes.

When eleven-year-old John Watson moves downstairs, Shelby finds something that’s eluded her up till now: a friend. The easy-going John isn’t sure of what to make of Shelby, but he soon finds himself her most-trusted (read: only) partner in a dog-napping case that’ll take both of their talents to crack.

Sherlock Holmes gets a fun, sweet twist with two irresistible young heroes in this middle grade debut from internationally bestselling YA author Elizabeth Eulberg.







Watch fo these Fun Friday events during the program.

Week 1:  Missing Poster

Week 2:  BINGO

Week 3:  Word Search

Week 4:  Be on the lookout for pictures that represent the book in the halls of Young School.


Suggested Reading Schedule (Feel free to read at your own pace.) 

Week 1:  Chapters 1-7       (January 21-24)

Week 2:  Chapters 8-14     (February 3-7)

Week 3:  Chapters 15-22   (February 10-14)

Week 4:  Chapters 23-30   (February 18-21)



Each year, our staff records the chapters of our One Book One School choice for families to listen to. Students must log in with their district credentials to access the chapters (ex. We hope you enjoy listening to the story.  


Chapter 1


Chapter 2


Chapter 3


Chapter 4


Chapter 5


Chapter 6 


Chapter 7 


Chapter 8 





Author, Elizabeth Eulberg gives a character talk about Shelby Holmes. 


Student Book Talk about The Great Shelby Holmes 


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