The Barrington Book

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What if everyone at Barrington read the same book?

The Barrington Book is a school-wide book club in which participating families read the same story at home over the course of a few weeks.

In addition to sharing a good book, students have a chance to answer book-related trivia questions read over the morning announcements at school. Correct trivia answers are included in a prize raffle each week. It is our hope that this is an enjoyable family activity and helps build a strong community of readers in our school.

The PTO Learning Adventures Committee is pleased to announce the next Barrington Book…

The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden!

Program registration begins the week of January 7th. Book orders must be submitted by January 18th at the latest. You are welcome to find your own copy of the book or purchase a book from the PTO for $5 each. If you are reading aloud as a family only one copy is needed; however, feel free to order as many copies as you’d like.

 Click here, to register for the Barrington Book or place a book order!

Ordered books will be delivered February 7th & 8th to student classrooms.

Reading begins the week of February 11th. Below is a suggested reading schedule. Trivia questions will be based on readings for the week, so it pays to stay on track!


Pages: Completed by:
Chapters 1-6 Thursday 2/14
Chapters 7 -10 Thursday 2/21
Chapters 11 – 15 Thursday 2/28

The following links to book discussion questions are suitable for a variety of grade levels. Feel free to pick and choose the questions that work best for your family:


Please join us for a Cricket in Times Square Family Movie Night on Friday, March 1st from 6:30-8:00pm in the Barrington Cafeteria. We will have book-related activities, give away our trivia grand prize, and watch the movie version of The Cricket in Times Square!

For questions or more information, please email If you would like to volunteer on The Barrington Book Committee, contact Becky Hoffmann at