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Book review: How to Read a Story, by Kate Messner, illustrated by Mark Siegel

Messner, Kate. How to Read a Story. Il. by Mark Siegel. Chronicle. 2015. $16.99. unp. 978-1-4521-1233-6. Ages 4-6.  P9Q9

People who love to read may have forgotten that even this automatic skill requires instruction, and Messner has done exactly that in her cheerful, encouraging picture book delineating the ten steps in “how to read a story.” The directions may seem obvious—it starts with “Find a story” and ends with say “the end,” but that is what makes the book so accessible. 84 more words

Book Reviews

Menlo Ventures Brings On Matt Murphy

Matt Murphy, who left his role as a general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers earlier this year, is joining Menlo Ventures as a managing director. 681 more words


Got books? Launching into summer reading

by Angela Verges

Got books? The end of school is fast approaching and the kids may want to do anything, but read a book, so how will you hook their interest? 298 more words

Books For Boys And Girls

How to Read a Story

How to Read a Story
Kate Messner and Mark Siegel
Chronicle Books
‘In my beginning is my end.’ – that profound, oft quoted line from T.S.Eliot’s East Coker is the essence of this amusing look at readers’ joys of discovering a love of reading, which is of course, the beginning of – one hopes – a lifelong journey of, explorations and enchantment, delight and endless discoveries. 430 more words

Picture Books

#671 - How to Read a Story by Kate Messner & Mark Siegel



How to Read a Story

Written by Kate Messner
Illustrated by Mark Siegel
Chronicle Books           5/5/2015
32 pages          Age 4 to 8… 535 more words

Children's Books

Sailor Twain

Sailor Twain by Mark Siegel has caught my eye for awhile.  One, because it was recommended by the 2014 Best American Comics and two, because I thought it was about Mark Twain, one of my favorite writers.  320 more words

Book Review: Sailor Twain: Or: The Mermaid in the Hudson by Mark Siegel

My Rating: ★★★

Genre: Fantasy; Graphic Novel

Goodreads Plot: One hundred years ago. On the foggy Hudson River, a riverboat captain rescues an injured mermaid from the waters of the busiest port in the United States. 133 more words