How to Read a Book

by Kwame Alexander, Melissa Sweet

On Sale: 06/18/2019

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How to Read a Book

by Kwame Alexander

illustrated by Melissa Sweet

On Sale: 06/18/2019

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About the Book

A stunning new picture book from Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet! This New York Times bestselling duo has teamed up for the first time to bring you How to Read a Book, a poetic and beautiful journey about the experience of reading.

Find a tree—a

black tupelo or

dawn redwood will do—and

plant yourself.

(It’s okay if you prefer a stoop, like Langston Hughes.)

With these words, an adventure begins. Kwame Alexander’s evocative poetry and Melissa Sweet’s lush artwork come together to take readers on a sensory journey between the pages of a book.

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Critical Praise

★ “[An] engaging and mesmerizing ode to reading…delightful and appealing.” - ALA Booklist (starred review)

★ “A linguistic and visual feast.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“[This] love poem to literacy conjures up startling, luscious images...By turns dreamy and ecstatic.” - Publishers Weekly

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062307811
  • ISBN 10: 0062307819
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 06/18/2019
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Beginner
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Poetry (see also Stories in Verse)

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