Today, Scholastic released The Power of Joyful Reading: Help Your Young Readers Soar to Success!, a new professional title from Eric Litwin, New York Times best-selling original author of the beloved children’s series Pete the Cat, as well as Groovy Joe and The Nuts, and Dr. Gina Pepin, an award-winning K–3 reading teacher and graduate literacy professor.
Eric and Gina’s book offers a simple and pragmatic research-based framework for creating joyful reading experiences that help pre-K–3 children learn to love books, see themselves as readers, and build a strong reading foundation of skills and knowledge. Eric and Gina believe this is something all children need. In The Power of Joyful Reading, they say:
“Shared reading experiences can genuinely be the most enjoyable activity young children do each day. And that is wonderful. We want our students going home pleading to read with us.”
The Power of Joyful Reading provides concrete examples, and ready-to-implement strategies that teachers and parents can use to create engaging and joyful shared reading experiences that support children’s’ language, cognitive, and social-emotional development.
Educators and parents will learn how to create “reading playgrounds”—spaces in which children read along to, sing to, dance to, and celebrate words and texts.
With the book, readers will be able to access digital resources including charts, posters, expert advice videos, classroom demonstration videos, research reviews, songs, poems, rhymes, stories, and more. The book works within all curriculum, approaches, and subject areas.
To learn more about The Power of Joyful Reading, click here.