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Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child

“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.

 2024 PA One Book

The PA One Book Committee has chosen Slug in Love, written by Rachel Bright and illustrated by Nadia Shireen as the 2024 PA One Book Early Literacy selection.

Overview: Doug the slug is in desperate need of a hug. But who will give him one? The ant says he’s too “grimy, slippy” and the spider thinks he is “icky mucky.” The worm feels that he is too “squelchy, slimy” and the bug thinks he is “yucky, sticky!” Even the snail, who is a lot like Doug, will not give him what he is looking for. What is a poor slug to do? The answer comes in the form of an unexpected friend, at an unexpected time.  –From School Library Journal

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