Spring Into New Stories With Imagination Library

March 21, 2024
Spring Into New Stories With Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Plants Seeds of Literacy This Spring

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library springs forward into 2024 by providing blossoming young minds a colorful selection of new books!

Dolly’s childhood literacy program now gifts over 2.9 MILLION books each month, with 1 in 7 children under the age of five in the United States receiving an Imagination Library book in the mail each month! As of March 2024, the Imagination Library has gifted over 235 million books to children across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and the Republic of Ireland. As we enter into spring, the Imagination Library continues to inspire more children around the world to Dream More, Learn More, Care More and Be More!™

Celebrating Our 2024 Blue Ribbon Book Selections

Each year, the esteemed Blue Ribbon Book Selection Committees, composed of specially selected panels of early childhood literacy experts from the U.S., Canada, the UK, Australia, and the Republic of Ireland, meticulously review hundreds of potential titles for inclusion in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. These committees take great care in selecting books that align with children’s developmental milestones as they grow, while also featuring titles relevant to their respective countries. The program offers books published by Penguin Random House alongside country-specific content.

See all of the specially selected, age appropriate, high quality Imagination Library books slated for distribution to children in 2024!

Books for Budding Readers

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading and learning by gifting books to families, free of charge, via funding shared by Dolly and local community partnerships. Spring is a wonderful time of year to let your child’s reading skills bloom by joining them and opening a good book together! Celebrate springtime with a few of these specially selected, age-appropriate books going out to registered children this spring.

This is the Tree We Planted

This is the Tree We Planted

Written by Kate McMullan and illustrated by Alison Friend, this beautiful picture book teaches the importance of taking care of our environment.

Anne's Colors

Anne's Colors

Iconic moments from the beloved Anne of Green Gables stories are recreated in this adorable concept book with colorful illustrations by Kelly Hill.

Where is the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Where is the Very Hungry Caterpillar?

Find out where everyone's favorite caterpillar is hiding in this lift-the-flap book that lets little readers join in the fun as they search for this beloved character by Eric Carle.


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