Exciting News!!

The NJ Center for the Book is delighted to present its first online e-serial book, The Jersey Trackers and the Imagination Tree Mystery, a mystery story for New Jersey readers of all ages.

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The book consists of eight chapter installments to be posted weekly. Each chapter is written by a well-known New Jersey author – Pat Brisson, Wil Mara, Wendy Mass, Jim Murphy, Trinka Hakes Noble, Margie Palatini, Pamela Swallow, and Joshua Tiprigan. Illustrations have been contributed by well-known New Jersey illustrators – Robert Blake, Leeza Hernandez, Gerald Kelley, Trinka Hakes Noble, Margie Palatini, Scott Rawlins, Karen Romagna, and Lena Shiffman.

Our main characters are a children’s librarian and his book club, consisting of six curious, inventive and adventurous young readers – the “New Jersey Trackers.” Each chapter’s setting is a prominent New Jersey location and literary landmark. The Trackers travel around the state in a bookmobile, stopping at each location to search for clues and signs that help solve a mystery.

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Statewide Literary Celebration 350th Anniversary

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.