one book every young child

PA One Book

Lebanon County Libraries is pleased to support the One Book Every Young Child Program

The One Book, Every Young Child program goes far beyond just giving parents and caregivers a book to read to preschoolers. The program’s design is based on studies showing that simply reading a book is not enough. Adults must find ways to engage children in activities like talking about a book’s cover and illustrations, discussing the action in the book and favorite parts, pretend play related to the book, and more.

Through this program, adults with preschoolers in their lives will learn how they can support the development of literacy in preschool children. Because it is important for children to be prepared for school, One Book, Every Young Child will provide opportunities for adults to read aloud and share books, stories, and related activities with preschoolers. These activities have been shown to be crucial to early learning.

One Book, Every Young Child information and program ideas have been developed by librarians and museum educators from across Pennsylvania to promote the value and benefits of reading early and often to preschoolers and to encourage family bonding through books and reading.

Selections for the Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child program are:

2014 Book Selection
Stripes of all Types by Susan Stockdale
2013 Book Selection
The Bus for Us by Suzanne Bloom
2012 Book Selection
Stop Snoring Bernard by Zachariah OHora
2011 Book Selection
Whose Shoes? A Shoe for Every Job by Stephen R. Swinburne
2010 Book Selection
What a Treasure! by Jane and Will Hillenbrand
2009 Book Selection
If You Were a Penguin by Wendell and Florence Minor
2008 Book Selection
Up, Down, and Around by author Katherine Ayres and illustrator Nadine Bernard Westcott
2007 Book Selection
A Splendid Friend, Indeed by author and illustrator Suzanne Bloom
2006 Book Selection
Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse by author and illustrator Lindsay Barrett George