Mountain Readers Become Leaders

Mountain Readers is a new literacy initiative designed to celebrate and foster a love of reading in children across West Virginia.

Mountain Readers Week was held Oct. 2-6, 2023 at schools and libraries across the state.

Participants read this year’s book Fallingwater by West Virginia authors Marc Harshman and Anna Egan Smucker to children in all 55 counties.

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Coming Soon — 2024 PBS Kids Writers Contest

In January, we’ll begin accepting submissions for the 2024 PBS Kids Writers Contest!

This annual event at West Virginia Public Broadcasting is a competition that encourages West Virginia children in grades K-5 to explore the power of creativity by writing and illustrating their own stories.

To learn more and see past winners, click here.

WVPB 2023 Reader’s Choice: Detective Rabbit and the Lost Diamond of Doom by Boone Schneeberger