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  • One Book Every Young Child

    Go to the One Book Every Young Child Website“One Book, Every Young Child” is Pennsylvania’s first collaborative project highlighting the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers. The participating agencies share a mission to foster early childhood literacy and show preschoolers how much fun reading can be. The early learning initiative brings attention to the ways that children develop six early literacy skills and what parents and educators may do to encourage children’s acquisition of the skills.

    Libraries will have multiple copies of the book for checkout. And of special interest to our partners in early childhood education, there is an activity-filled Traveling Trunk which they may borrow from their local library!  Please contact your local library to learn more or reserve use of the Traveling Trunk.


    April 7-12, 2014

    The 2014 One Book Every Young Child title selection is Stripes of All Types, written and illustrated by Susan Stockdale. Stockdale's bold style celebrates nature with colorful appeal; her books have won several awards, and Stripes of All Types has been nominated as an American Library Association Notable Children's Book.

    One Book, Every Young Child is made possible through a collaboration of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Please Touch Museum, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Library Association, Pennsylvania Center for the Book, Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children, The Pennsylvania Child Care Association, PennSERVE, HSLC/Access PA, Keystone Insurers Group, Harleysville Insurance, and the Pennsylvania School Bus Association (PSBA) . This program is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by Pennsylvania's Office of Commonwealth Libraries.


    Featured Book

    2014: Stripes of All Types by Susan Stockdale

    stripes of all types

    What kinds of animals have stripes? And why do they have them? To hide more easily? To recognize one another? To warn enemies to stay away? In this book you'll learn that animals have stripes for all these reasons.





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