One Book, One SchooL

LFP PTA’S 2022-2023's book
“A Boy Called Bat”
by Elana K. Arnold

One Book, One School is an annual program sponsored by the LFP PTA in conjunction with LFP Elementary. Every student receives a copy of the book to keep and add to their personal book shelf. Students and their families are encouraged to read the daily chapters out-loud together. In the classroom, time is taken to discuss daily trivia questions and the chapters read. A special art project is also developed each year to connect the themes of the book a more personal level.

Lake Forest Park students, families, and staff will be reading the book “A Boy Called Bat” from 3/13 - 4/4.  This school-wide family engagement activity is made possible through the support of the Lake Forest Park PTA. All families will receive a copy of the book to read and keep in their home library.

What will happen at home? 

We hope your family can spend 15 min each Monday - Thursday evening reading and discussing the book. If you have a busy night, there will be online videos featuring staff and PTA readers available to watch. Inside of each book, there will be a schedule for daily reading along with daily discussion questions. 

What will happen at school?

Classrooms will discuss a daily story question based on the previous night’s reading.  Before ending the day, the class will note the pages they are to read at home that night.

About the book

For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be full of surprises—some of them good, some not so good. Today, though, is a good-surprise day. Bat’s mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild-animal shelter. But the minute Bat meets the kit, he knows they belong together. And he’s got one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make a pretty terrific pet.

Find more information and activities online

Click here for videos of community members reading from the book, more story questions, and activities for this year’s “One Book, One School” program. 

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To learn more about the author and her other books, visit Katherine Applegate's website.


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