One Book 4 Colorado 2013 a Success!

This is the last day for One Book 4 Colorado 2013, and the program has been a great success! In its second year, this statewide program has brought tens of thousands of children a free, new book to keep, read, and treasure. Public libraries, Reach Out and Read Colorado health clinics, and Denver Preschool Program [...]

By | 2013-05-20T12:46:31+00:00 May 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Thank you, One Book 4 Colorado Sponsors!

One Book 4 Colorado has many very generous sponsors; please visit the Sponsors page of this website to see the companies, foundations, media outlets, and libraries that made cash and/or in-kind donations to make this project possible. We thank the sponsors for their great generosity and commitment to early literacy. This project is entirely funded [...]

By | 2013-05-18T10:27:12+00:00 May 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thank you, One Book 4 Colorado Sponsors!

Honors for Duck on a Bike

David Shannon's Duck on a Bike is one of School Library Journal's Top 100 Picture Books of all time! Read the review and find other resources about the book at http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/2012/05/16/top-100-picture-books-98-duck-on-a-bike-by-david-shannon/. The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) also included Duck on a Bike on its 2003 Notable Children's Books List. Thanks to all [...]

By | 2016-11-10T16:56:05+00:00 May 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Honors for Duck on a Bike

Celebrate Children’s Book Week with One Book 4 Colorado

May 13-19 is Children's Book Week! Celebrate this great annual event by picking up your copy of this year's One Book 4 Colorado book for a 4-year-old in your life! Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, [...]

By | 2017-10-17T20:49:33+00:00 May 15th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Celebrate Children’s Book Week with One Book 4 Colorado

David Shannon Visits Jefferson County

David Shannon rounded out his visit to Colorado as the 2013 One Book 4 Colorado author on May 11 at two Jefferson County Public Library locations. He first gave a fun reading of Duck on a Bike at the Columbine Library to 70 fans, then demonstrated how he draws the character David in his No, [...]

By | 2017-11-29T20:57:54+00:00 May 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on David Shannon Visits Jefferson County

Literacy Week Day 5–Just the Beginning

Note: While One Book 4 Colorado will continue through May 20, Colorado Literacy Week, part of the Colorado Reads 2013 – The Early Literacy Initiative, ended May 10. While Friday was the last day of Colorado Literacy Week 2013, it is clear that Colorado Reads 2013 – The Early Literacy Initiative is beginning to take hold in [...]

By | 2017-11-29T20:58:01+00:00 May 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Literacy Week Day 5–Just the Beginning

Literacy Week Day 4–“We Are Still in Awe”

Those are the words of the school district president in Center, CO, while marveling at the gleaming consolidated school that is helping transform the San Luis Valley.  But our story doesn't begin there. The fourth day of Literacy Week began in the air, while flying from Denver to Alamosa to celebrate not just the abundant [...]

By | 2017-11-29T20:57:55+00:00 May 11th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Literacy Week Day 4–“We Are Still in Awe”

Fun in Pajamas with David Shannon

On Wednesday, May 8, everyone--children and adults alike--got into the spirit of a fun pajama storytime at the Drop Everything and Read event at the Children's Museum in Denver. Lt. Governor Joe Garcia, along with representatives from the Denver Preschool Program, Reach Out and Read, the Colorado State Library, and Serve Colorado, joined pajama-clad preschoolers [...]

By | 2017-11-29T20:57:54+00:00 May 10th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fun in Pajamas with David Shannon