The New Jersey Center for the Book creates and celebrates rich and diverse cultural communities by partnering with a variety of public and private entities to stimulate public interest in books, reading, and the state’s significant literary heritage.
The New Jersey Center for the Book advances a dynamic literary agenda by creating and championing initiatives that highlight public pride in New Jersey’s literary landmarks and by sponsoring programs and awards that recognize excellence in literacy.
The NJ Center for the Book is delighted to report that its first online e-serial book, The Jersey Trackers and the Imagination Tree Mystery, a mystery story for New Jersey readers of all ages, has been a huge success. The book has been a hit with teachers and student alike. Here’s what they said……
“What I liked most about the Jersey Trackers is that I’m learning so many new things that I never knew before about my own home.” – Hannah
“I love the Jersey Trackers because it shows me and tells me a lot about New Jersey! It’s so cool that the kids go to places I’ve been before!” – Caroline
“I love the Jersey Trackers series! It helps with our out-loud reading skills and I just can’t wait until next Thursday to read the next story! Thank you!” – Gianna
“What I like most about Jersey Trackers is that it’s a fun and exciting story, and that it takes place in many different places that show how important New Jersey is. Also it’s really funny how they base the story on a New Jersey legend called the Jersey Devil.” – Grace
“The Jersey Trackers teaches you a lot about history. Every chapter is a new adventure. I really hope you make more Jersey Trackers.” – Jack
Consisting of eight chapters written by well-known New Jersey authors – Pat Brisson, Wil Mara, Wendy Mass, Jim Murphy, Trinka Hakes Noble, Margie Palatini, Pamela Swallow, and Joshua Tiprigan and illustrated by well-known New Jersey illustrators – Robert Blake, Leeza Hernandez, Gerald Kelley, Trinka Hakes Noble, Margie Palatini, Scott Rawlins, Karen Romagna, and Lena Shiffman, it’s a fun book focusing on the treasures of our state.
The family morning session programs and activities offered a variety of activities for children. “The Mythmakers,” Richard Stillmand and Gerald Fierst, performed a fun-filled journey of stories and songs that captured the highlights of New Jersey’s history.
The New Jersey Center for the Book and The Newark Public Library presented a program in celebration of New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 11am to 4pm at The Newark Public Library.
This program is funded in whole or in part by the New Jersey State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent federal agency that grows and sustains a "Nation of Learners" because lifelong learning is critical to success.