On Our Shelves Now
Step One: Find a story. (A good one.)
Step Two: Find a reading buddy. (Someone nice.)
Step Three: Find a reading spot. (Couches are cozy.)
Accomplished storytellers Kate Messner and Mark Siegel chronicle the process of becoming a reader: from pulling a book off the shelf and finding someone with whom to share a story, to reading aloud, predicting what will happen, and—finally—coming to The End. This picture book playfully and movingly illustrates the idea that the reader who discovers the love of reading finds, at the end, the beginning.
About the Author
Kate Messner is a middle school teacher and award-winning author. She lives on Lake Champlain with her family.
Mark Siegel is the author and illustrator of several acclaimed books for children and adults.
"A primer not merely on how to read, but on how to read a picture book aloud and enjoy it."--School Library Journal
"The buddy system is celebrated along with the literary life."--The San Francisco Chronicle
"Here's to the next generation of readers: may they love reading to each other, with exciting and confident voices!"--GeekDad
"An entertaining and educational introduction and overview to the experience of tackling a new book."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Indiana Too Good To Miss State Reading List 2018
"There is a moment when a child first becomes a reader. That's the moment to capitalize on, as 'How to Read a Story,' does beautifully."--The New York Times