• The 2019 A Baker’s Dozen: Best Children’s Books for Family Literacy booklist includes: “A Big Mooncake for Little Star” by Grace Lin, “Saturday Is Swimming Day” by Hyewom Yum, “Teddy’s Favorite Toy” by Christian Trimmer, illustrated by Madeline Valentine, and <a href="https://pabook.libraries.psu.edu/awards-contests/bakers-dozen">more... </a>

    2019 Baker's Dozen Winners

    The 2019 A Baker’s Dozen: Best Children’s Books for Family Literacy booklist includes: “A Big Mooncake for Little Star” by Grace Lin, “Saturday Is Swimming Day” by Hyewom Yum, “Teddy’s Favorite Toy” by Christian Trimmer, illustrated by Madeline Valentine, and more...

    The Penn State University Libraries & PA Center for the Book celebrate this year’s winner: “Belonging,” a graphic memoir by Nora Krug that confronts the ripple effects of WWII through generations, and honor book “On a Sunbeam” by Tillie Walden. <a href="https://pabook.libraries.psu.edu/awards-contests/lynd-ward-graphic-novel-prize">Read more about the Lynd Ward Prize…</a>

    2019 Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize

    The Penn State University Libraries & PA Center for the Book celebrate this year’s winner: “Belonging,” a graphic memoir by Nora Krug that confronts the ripple effects of WWII through generations, and honor book “On a Sunbeam” by Tillie Walden. Read more about the Lynd Ward Prize…

    This year’s winner is “Martin Rising: Requiem for a King” by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Brian Pinkney (Scholastic Press, 2018). <a href="https://pabook.libraries.psu.edu/awards-contests/lee-bennett-hopkins-poetry-award">Read more about the 2019 Award.</a>

    2019 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award

    This year’s winner is “Martin Rising: Requiem for a King” by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Brian Pinkney (Scholastic Press, 2018). Read more about the 2019 Award.

    How has a book transformed your view recently? Hear what this year’s winners and honoree, Aaaron Concepcion, Ireland McDyre, Amaya Dressler, and Jaden Jones, have to say! <a href="https://pabook.libraries.psu.edu/awards-contests/letters-about-literature">Read their letters and more about this inspiring contest for grade school students…</a>

    2019 Letters About Literature

    How has a book transformed your view recently? Hear what this year’s winners and honoree, Aaaron Concepcion, Ireland McDyre, Amaya Dressler, and Jaden Jones, have to say! Read their letters and more about this inspiring contest for grade school students…

Welcome

With a mission to study, honor, celebrate, and promote books, reading, libraries, and literacy in Pennsylvania (PA), the PA Center for the Book sponsors several literary awards and events, and develops a wide range of educational content across multiple media to connect with its broad audience and to celebrate PA’s continued contributions to culture and literature.

Explore this site to learn more about the Center’s Literary & Cultural Heritage Map of PA, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Award for Children’s Poetry, Baker’s Dozen List of Best Children’s Books for Family Literacy, and so much more!

Read more about the Center’s background here…

Events!

Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize
Presentation & Ceremony
Wed, Oct 16, 2019
7p-8p
More details TBA...

 

Words of Art/Ekphrastic Poetry Reading
3 Dots Downtown
Thu, Nov 7, 2019
5p-7p