Now in its fourteenth year, PA One Book, carefully selects a children’s book to be purchased and distributed by various statewide agencies. Local planning between the seven K-1 teachers, principal Kate Bacher, along with Foundation board member Diane Andrews, will be developing related activities for a fun-filled special day—culminating in the distribution of this book to all 106 students. This early childhood literacy project---PA One Book—has as its goal to increase awareness of the importance of reading and engaging children in stories among adults with preschoolers in their lives.
One Book, Every Young Child reading initiative is made possible through a collaboration of the following organizations: PA Department of Education, PA Department of Public Services, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, The Pennsylvania Child Care Association, PA Association for the Education of Young Children, PA Library Association, PennSERVE, and the Pennsylvania Center for the Book.
The Glendale Education Foundation has participated in the "PA One Book" Program for our primary students at Glendale Elementary School since the Spring term of 2016.
Spring 2016 - Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story by author/illustrator Will Hilenbrand
Spring 2017 - Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer
Spring 2018 - My Cousin Momo by Zachariah Offshore