About Born Reading

BORN READING hi res coverAre you reading the right way with the child in your life?

Studies have shown that interactive reading—a method that creates dialogue while reading with a young child—can raise the child’s IQ by more than six points, establishing a lasting competitive advantage while fostering a love of books.

As a new dad, I spent my work hours immersed in literature as lead editor of GalleyCat, Mediabistro’s blog about all things publishing. However, when it came to choosing what to read or figuring out what exactly to do while holding a book in front of my newborn daughter, I was as clueless as most parents.

In Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age—From Picture Books to eBooks and Everything in Between, I share simple, yet effective interactive reading techniques to maximize the benefits and enjoyment of storytime. Featuring a foreword by Betsy Bird, Youth Materials Collections Specialist at the New York Public Library, the book draws upon the deep knowledge and experience of librarians, authors, publishers, psychologists, and other experts in children’s literacy. The book also shares lots of stories about reading with my daughter, Olive, and the lessons we learned along the way.

It’s not only important THAT we read with children, but also HOW we read with children. Born Reading will show anyone who loves kids how to make sure the children they care about are building a powerful foundation in literacy from the beginning of life.

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Jessica Roth
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(212) 698-4665

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