Book Weekend – Picture Book How-To

HowToHow to Read a Story by Kate Messner .

Step 1. Find a Story (a good one)

Step 2. Find a buddy (someone nice)

Step 3. Find a spot (somewhere comfy)

The process of becoming a reader starts simply enough.  But once a child is on that path, there’s no endings — only beginnings.

Pre-school teachers could try this story at the start of the school year, to ease the picture book novices into the genre.  Parents could enjoy this book with children anytime.

Older children might prefer the story of Rufus, who takes pencil and paper out to his yard, and becomes a writer.  His shop table attracts a diverse group of neighbor kids, who become the inspirations for tailor-made stories.  Rufus the Writer by Elizabeth Bram.Rufus


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