PA Center for the Book announces top children's titles of 2015

May 28, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Among the many children’s books published last year, 13 were chosen by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book to form A Baker’s Dozen: The Best Children’s Books for Family Literacy for 2015.

The winners are "Adventures with Barefoot Critters: An ABC Book" by Teagan White (Tundra); "Blizzard" by John Rocco (Disney/Hyperion); "Five Trucks" by Brian Floca (Atheneum); "Found" by Salina Yoon (Walker/Bloomsbury); "The Girl and the Bicycle" by Mark Pett (Simon); "I Spy in the Sky" by Edward Gibbs (Candlewick/Templar); "I’m My Own Dog" by David Ezra Stein (Candlewick); "Little Humans" by Brandon Stanton (Farrar); "Nana in the City" by Lauren Castillo (Clarion); "Shh! We Have a Plan" by Chris Haughton (Candlewick); "This Book Just Ate My Dog" by Richard Byrne (Holt); "Tugboat" by Michael Garland (Holiday); and "Two Tough Crocs" by David Bedford, illustrated by Tom Jellett (Holiday).

Selection criteria, annotations, tips for using the books and more are available at A Baker’s Dozen website.

The Pennsylvania Center for the Book, sponsored by Penn State’s University Libraries, is one of 51 similar organizations nationwide established by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Its mission is to study, honor, celebrate and promote books, reading, libraries and literacy to the citizens and residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

For more information, visit or contact Caroline Wermuth, outreach coordinator, Pennsylvania Center for the Book, at 814-863-5472.

  • Found, by Salina Yoon

    Found, by Salina Yoon, is one of the top picks.

    IMAGE: Penn State

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Last Updated May 28, 2015