November 1, 2019
Help select the book to be distributed to every four-year-old in our state
Online voting starts today to choose the book that four-year-olds in the state will be receiving this spring. Coloradans can visit www.onebookcolorado.org to cast their vote for one of the three finalists: The Greatest Adventure by Tony Piedrea; The Little Red Fort by Brenda Maier, pictures by Sonia Sanchez; and The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach. Voting closes on Nov. 22.
Now in its ninth year, One Book Colorado is a statewide collaboration between Lt. Governor Diane Primavera’s office, Serve Colorado, the Colorado Colorado Department of Education, State Library, the Denver Preschool Program, Denver7, Mile High United Way. The program provides every four-year-old in Colorado with a free copy of the same book — in English or Spanish — in an effort to promote early literacy skills, help families serve as their child’s first and most important teachers, and foster a culture of reading.
Since the program’s inception, 600,000 books have been given to Colorado four-year-olds across the state through public and military libraries and participating Denver Preschool Program classrooms. From April 13 through April 26, 2020, the program will provide another 75,000 books to encourage Colorado families to read together.
While anyone can cast a vote for the winning book, we especially encourage four-year-olds to visit www.onebookcolorado.org with their families and caregivers to watch videos of Colorado community leaders reading the book selections aloud in both English and Spanish, and vote for their favorite book.