PA One Book Early Literacy Books

The PA One Book initiative highlights the importance of reading early and often to children, as well as engaging them in conversation and other activities around books. Here’s a list of picture books that have been highlighted over the years.

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Slug in love
Rachel Bright ; illustrations by Nadia Shireen.

Doug the slug needs a hug. But who wants to hug a slug called Doug? After a long search for someone to snuggle, lonesome Doug is ready to give up hope. But you never know when love might come flying by!

Mel fell
Corey R. Tabor.

Follow Mel on her journey from downward fall to triumphant flight in this tale of self-confidence and taking a leap of faith.

Oge Mora.

Today would be special. Today would be splendid. It was Saturday! But sometimes, the best plans don't work out exactly the way you expect....

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!
by Bob Barner.

A nonsense rhyme introduces children to familiar bugs. Includes a fun facts section.

Freight train
Donald Crews.

Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles.

Not a box
Antoinette Portis.

A box is just a box...unless it's not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows.

Barnyard banter
Denise Fleming.

An energetic text filled with rhyming barnyard noises invites young readers to chime in as cows moo, kittens meow, hens cluck, and pigs muck while they all search for the goose in a merry game of hide-and-seek.

My cousin Momo
Zachariah OHora.

When Momo the flying squirrel arrives for a much-anticipated visit with his cousins, they think Momo is no fun until they try doing things his way.

Daniel finds a poem
Micha Archer.

A little boy's animal friends help him discover the poetry to be found in nature.

Kite Day
Will Hillenbrand.

Bear and Mole build a kite and take it out on a windy day, but when the weather suddenly turns stormy there are unexpected consequences for some birds.

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