WHYY I Like This Book

What books inspire you and captivate your attention? Let us know and you could be on TV! WHYY I Like This Book continues to inspire young readers to share stories about their favorite book. Through this program, WHYY produces a series of reading and literacy-focused/child-centered spots featuring distinguished readers on air in short pieces answering "WHYY I Like This Book."


These spots explore the motivations behind what interests a child about a book — the topic, the illustrations, the characters, a book that is a family favorite, and how children choose to read what they read expressed in their own words. Now in its fourth year, WHYY I Like This Book has reached readers in dozens of schools in the Delaware Valley. WHYY encourages librarians, parents, and educators to use WHYY I Like This Book as an opportunity for students to do an extra credit assignment for school, as part of an after school program, as a library activity or as a home project with parents/guardians.



2013 WHYY I Like This Book Finalists

WHYY and Verizon congratulate the 2013 WHYY I LIKE THIS BOOK Finalists. From nearly 400 applications, the following students and books were selected to possibly be featured in an interstitial later this year.

Sophia Costanzo, Grade: 3
Richland Elementary
Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss
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Ibrahim Soukouna, Grade K
Harambee Institute
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, by John Archambault
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Rona McMackin, Grade: 1
Bryn Athyn Church School
My Life As A Chicken, by Ellen A. Kelley
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Jane Dudzinksy, Grade: 11
Academy of Notre Dame de Namur
The Reading Promise, by Alice Ozma
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Madeline Witcoski, Grade: 1
Schuylkill Elementary
Silverlicious, by Victoria Khan
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John Thomas Cox, Grade: 3
Schuylkill Elementary
The Butter Battle Book, by Dr. Seuss
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Eleanor Jarrell, Grade: 2
Royersford Elementary School
Gooney Bird Greene, by Lois Lowry
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Kelly McLaughlin, Grade: 9
Upper Darby High School
Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
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Kathleen Watkins, Grade: 8
Home School
Anne of Green Gables, by LM Montgomery
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Christopher Lawson, Gr: 9
Upper Darby High School
Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
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Leticia Guerra, Grade: 9
Upper Darby High School
Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
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WHYY I Like This Book is no longer accepting applications for 2013.