How To Raise a Reader: A Night for Educators and Parents

Join us for an exciting twist on BookTowne's annual Educator's Night

How to Raise a Reader : A Night for Educators and Parents 

A Community Event brought to you by BookTowne and the Algonquin Arts Theatre

Featuring NYT Children's Book Editor Maria Russo and a panel of major children's publishers moderated by Director of the Brielle Library Leslie Naughton! 


Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Time: 7PM

Location: Algonquin Arts Theatre

Tickets: $25, General Admission, and Includes a signed copy of How to Raise a Reader (and free swag bags for the first 100 attendees!)

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About the Panel: What are the challenges of raising young readers today? Which books are beneficial at each age and reading level to get kids excited about reading? 

Every year BookTowne hosts a night for educators and librarians to come together with  publishers to learn about new and exciting children's, middle grade, and young adult books that will enrich the classroom. This year we are also welcoming parents who are interested in raising voracious readers!

Our panel will include representatives from Penguin, Random House,  Harper Collins,  Workman, (and more to be announced!) and will feature NYT Children's Book Editor Maria Russo who co-authored the new essential guidebook How to Raise a Reader. The discussion will be moderated by Director of the Brielle Library Leslie Naughton!

About the BookAn indispensable guide to welcoming children—from babies to teens—to a lifelong love of reading, written by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo, editors of The New York Times Book Review.
Do you remember your first visit to where the wild things are? How about curling up for hours on end to discover the secret of the Sorcerer’s Stone? Combining clear, practical advice with inspiration, wisdom, tips, and curated reading lists, How to Raise a Reader shows you how to instill the joy and time-stopping pleasure of reading.
Divided into four sections, from baby through teen, and each illustrated by a different artist, this book offers something useful on every page, whether it’s how to develop rituals around reading or build a family library, or ways to engage a reluctant reader. A fifth section, “More Books to Love: By Theme and Reading Level,” is chock full of expert recommendations. Throughout, the authors debunk common myths, assuage parental fears, and deliver invaluable lessons in a positive and easy-to-act-on way.



Event date: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees Drive
Manasquan, NJ 08736