• Vote for the 2014 ‘One Book 4 Colorado’ Book

    One Book

    Online voting is now underway for you and your child to help choose the book that every 4-year-old will read this spring as part of the One Book 4 Colorado project.

    You can cast a vote at onebook4colorado.org for one of the three finalists: “Pigsty” by Mark Teague, “How Do Dinosaurs Learn their Colors” by Jane Yolen and “Grumpy Bird” by Jeremy Tankard. If you visit the site with your child, you can view celebrities reading from each book and involve your child in the selection process.

    So far, “Grumpy Bird” has the most votes.

    An estimated 70,000 books will be distributed to young readers from April 7-21 at area libraries and health clinics. The program is designed to close the vocabulary gap among “at risk” students by trying to get a book into the home of every family in Colorado and foster a love of reading

    The successful program is the result of collaboration between Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia’s office, Colorado State Library, Reach Out and Read Colorado, Denver Preschool Program, public libraries, the private sector, and the foundation and nonprofit communities.

    One Book 4 Colorado began in 2012 with thousands of young children reading the book “Maybe a Bear Ate It!” by Robie Harris.

    Posted November 14, 2013