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How to Raise a Reader
How to Raise a Reader | Pamela Paul, Maria Russo
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A parent's guide to raising a lifelong reader, packed with practical ideas for engaging children of all ages in books, plus wonderful lists of books, arranged by age and subject matter, will keep the shelves stocked and young readers' interests high from birth through teens.
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kaykay521
How to Raise a Reader | Pamela Paul, Maria Russo
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Comfort food lunch on this beautiful cold SC day. 💗📚

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Reviewsbylola
How to Raise a Reader | Pamela Paul, Maria Russo
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I got to hear the authors speak last night and was so impressed. A lot of what they said made so much sense and the book is gorgeous! It includes a lot of recommended reading too. As soon as I got home, I started buying and reserving books as I perused the lists. 😅

Lynnsoprano I‘ve been perplexed about gifts for our daughter in law for Christmas. Thanks for a great idea! 1w
Reviewsbylola It‘s got beautiful graphics and illustrations as well as being very helpful! @Lynnsoprano 1w
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AutumnRLS
How to Raise a Reader | Pamela Paul, Maria Russo
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Started this tonight and will probably start The Chain tomorrow. I like to read a nonfiction and fiction at the same time.

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AutumnRLS
How to Raise a Reader | Pamela Paul, Maria Russo
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Inspired purchases while I recover from running a very successful book fair. #bookmail

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CoffeeK8
How to Raise a Reader | Pamela Paul, Maria Russo
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Today‘s reading! I‘m fighting a headcold and relaxing for the afternoon.

Tamra I hope it works! We‘ve all had one already - seems too soon. (edited) 2mo
CoffeeK8 @Tamra I feel like it happens every year at the beginning of school 2mo
Tamra @CoffeeK8 for us too. 2nd week! 😅 2mo
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CoffeeK8 @Tamra fingers crossed for you 2mo
kspenmoll Feel better!!! 2mo
CoffeeK8 @kspenmoll thanks! All the tea drinking has helped for sure! 2mo
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IvoryLunatic
How to Raise a Reader | Pamela Paul, Maria Russo
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I really enjoyed this book and will be using these methods with my future kids. They also have some super awesome book recommendations for all ages in here. My TBR got so much longer. #arc #netgalley

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IvoryLunatic
How to Raise a Reader | Pamela Paul, Maria Russo
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For some reason unknown to all, I came back. And I brought the fiancé. He‘s in for a surprise. It‘s his first cycle class ever. ???

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IvoryLunatic
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Taking a break from the emotional distress of A House on Stilts to focus on the tagged book. AHOS is reminding me a lot of another parent of an addict book I read this year - Beautiful Boy. These books make me think I may never want my own kids after all. #netgalley #reviewathon #arc

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Kaylamburson
How to Raise a Reader | Pamela Paul, Maria Russo
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Went to the launch of Hullabaloo Book Co this week, in partnership with How to Raise a Reader, and they gave me a gorgeous tote bag, some wine, yummy chocolate, and a gift card to their website so I can buy a gift! It was so much fun, and I'm hoping their business does well. They hand-select picture books based on amazing attributes like "strong spirits" or "big feels" & they come ready for gifting in a sturdy tote or kids' backpack.

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IvoryLunatic
How to Raise a Reader | Pamela Paul, Maria Russo
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Since we decided not to take a foster for a couple of days, Ivy gets to go on outings with us again. Off to the brewery with my favorite puppy.

GloVerdino I love taking my dog to our local winery, she just loves it! 3mo
IvoryLunatic @GloVerdino this one has a fenced in area for dogs so it‘s awesome! 3mo
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IvoryLunatic
How to Raise a Reader | Pamela Paul, Maria Russo
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Our adorable foster Max got adopted today! It has me in tears because I‘m so in love with him but he‘s going to a great family that‘s also adopting another rescue dog. I‘ll sure miss him like crazy though. #fosteradopt

ljuliel That would be hard to adopt a pet then have to give it away. Once I saw a tv show about prison inmates who were given puppies to train as Guide dogs for handicapped folks. It showed how they trained them, then the day they had to give them away . Here are these hardened criminals sobbing because they got so attached to the pups. 3mo
IvoryLunatic @ljuliel We never officially adopt them, we foster, but it‘s the same idea. If I was ok with 2 large dogs plus our fosters, I totally would‘ve kept him. But I‘m just not ready for that yet. So off he goes. They seem like great people though. 3mo
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Kaylamburson
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Happy #Recommendsday! I'm so excited for How to Raise a Reader to publish this fall. It has everything a book lover would want to know to make sure your kids will appreciate reading as much as you. I personally connect with Myth 2 because my parents tried so hard with Hooked on Phonics & I hated it & didn't start reading until 2nd grade. By middle school I was obsessed with books!
So many great recommendations in here and tips for infants-teens.

Shaneyney The picture is to small to read on my phone, do you have a link or something you could share? 7mo
MelissaSue81 Oh! I need this book. My kids are pretty eager readers, but there is always room for improvement. 7mo
emtobiasz Interesting! I‘m 100% in agreement with most of these, but I‘d love to read the full explanation of #1. 7mo
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Kaylamburson Myth 1: Reading aloud to children is the most important factor in making sure they grow up to be a real reader. 7mo
Kaylamburson Fact 1: Studies show that what correlates most with literacy is having lots of books in the house. Fill your shelves with temptation. 7mo
Kaylamburson Myth 2: Learning to read later than other children means my child will never be a good reader. Fact 2: Every child needs the freedom to learn at their own pace, and when you learn to read does not affect how well or how much you will eventually read. 7mo
Kaylamburson Myth 3: A child should always be reading something new in order to grow as a reader. Fact 3: Repetition is actually a good thing and rereading a favorite book has proven cognitive and emotional benefits for children of all ages. 7mo
Kaylamburson Myth 4: If my child reads only graphic novels or books with lots of pictures, this will hinder their reading skill. Fact 4: strongly visual books are important and enjoyable at all stages of development. Graphic novels are real books, too! 7mo
Kaylamburson Myth 5: As parents, it's our job to teach children how to read. Fact 5: Leave that job to your children's teachers--your job is to teach your child to LOVE reading! 7mo
Kaylamburson Hi @Shaneyney !! I don't have a link, but I just typed up the facts and myths in my comments above! 7mo
Kaylamburson @MelissaSue81 you're right, there's always room for improvement! The book is so accessible. Cute illustrations, too! 7mo
Kaylamburson Definitely! If I'm remembering correctly the gist was it's about how kids follow example, and it's one thing to read their books, but reading on your own and having a huge library shows that you enjoy it just as much. It opens them to explore the possibilities; there's more out there than just the picture books you read to them. @emtobiasz 7mo
Shaneyney @Kaylamburson thanks! I agree with all of them to a point, but nothing can promise that your kids will grow up living books. I did all of these things and non of my adult kids like to read 7mo
Kaylamburson Of course nothing is a guarantee. There's some kids that love to read and their parents did nothing to encourage it. Just a helpful guide! @Shaneyney 7mo
emtobiasz @Kaylamburson Thanks; that‘s great! It‘s so important to let kids see you reading as well as reading to them— the wording of the “fact” side just focuses on the books-as-objects idea and leaves out a lot of the socioeconomic aspects of how many books you can have around. As a children‘s librarian I‘m always looking for these early literacy tips, so forgive my nitpicking. 7mo
Kaylamburson Haha totally get that! I think it's also more their marketing poster. I don't believe they use "myth" or "fact" in the book. But I also think if you can't have books around, making those special trips to the library and letting kids see you get just as excited about what's there!! There are a lot of great tips in the full book. It's expanded from the NYTimes article of the same name. @emtobiasz 7mo
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Rhondareads
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Perfect book for young parents .Our two year old grandson loves books loves to be read to or look at pictures,one of the best presents other then trucks or trains is books. 😍

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