Here’s a new book to delight book-lovers: The Reading Promise, by Alice Ozma.
This non-fiction book tells the story of Alice and her father, an elementary school librarian. When Alicewas in the 4th grade, her father challenged her to see if they could read aloud at bedtime for 100 consecutive nights. They liked it so much, they didn’t stop until she went to college! It’s fun to find out how they managed to do that for so long, and why, and what difference it made to both of them; but this is basically a love poem to reading, and why Alice now believes that reading to children is essential.
We got this book in today; it should be ready to hit the shelves in just a few days. Enjoy! –Mary Beth