In 2019, the Pennsylvania One Book Program adapted to meet the increasing need to support early literacy to Pennsylvania’s youngest learners. These changes include a shift in focus to get more books into the hands and homes of more children, and there are two books available for purchase.

  • Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming, for infants and toddlers (available in English)
  • Not a Box by Antoinette Portis, for children ages three to five (available in English and Spanish)

There are no minimum or fixed quantities required! Early learning providers, library staff and community partners can purchase the exact number of books needed. To keep costs more affordable, paperback options are the only available option.

Purchasing of the two titles are through Scholastic Publishing Family and Community Engagement (FACE) program. If your organization already participates in the FACE or Scholastic Literacy Partners Program, you will just need to complete the order form available from Scholastic Publishing. Click here for the order form.

A two-page Family Fun Guide for both titles are available on the PA One Book website ( Other guides aligned with the Pennsylvania Standards for Early Childhood are also be available with activities for use by early childhood educators and families.

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