“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 6-11th, 2015
Pennsylvania's One Book, Every Young Child 2015 selection is Number One Sam. Written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli, this picture book is for children ages 3 to 6.
Published in 2014 by Disney • Hyperion Books, this story is about a competitive race-car driving dog who learns that some things are more important than being number one.
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.
Sam is used to winning everything, including car racing, his sport of choice. His wall of trophies and trinkets show off his talent for success until the day the unthinkable happens: the pup loses the big race because he stops for a group of oblivious chickens in the middle of the track. Then his cheering friends and the chickens let him know that he is still number one with them.
For more about this statewide early learning initiative, please go to www.paonebook.org
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