by Alexa Rosselli - images courtesy of Tanya Turek
Not only are comics good for young readers
, but kids really love them! At TOON Books, we know that our books are a great way to teach reluctant readers to love reading, but there is nothing quite like seeing the joy on their faces as they delve into a good book.
One of our blogger fans, Tanya Turek of booksforyourkids.com
, sponsored a book giveaway for TOON, in which participating readers submitted photos of their kids with TOON Books. We owe her a debt of gratitude for collecting all of these fantastic photos for us, and thanks to her readers as well for being such enthusiastic fans!
Our own giveaway is still going through the end of the month
too. Be sure to pop in a bookstore and get a picture of their TOON Books to get one of our new titles for free.
Thanks again to all of our supporters for sending us pictures this month. We cannot wait to hear what you have to say about your new TOON books!
by Alexa Rosselli and Amy Lee
TOON Books is about to have its BIGGEST GIVEAWAY EVER!
We are very excited for the launch of our affordable new line of $4.99 paperback TOON Books, and we want to celebrate!
Starting February 12, displays of our new TOON paperbacks will be in all Barnes and Noble stores and a select group of independent bookstores (see bottom of the post for a list). Send us a picture of those displays and we will send you a new TOON paperback, absolutely free.
If your local bookstore does not have one of displays, you are still in luck. Just send us a picture of TOON Books in ANY store, and we will still give you a paperback TOON.
Our first six paperbacks feature a whole slew of new features, including:
- A redesigned cover and back cover with extra guidance on our levels
- TOON into Reading guides in the back of each book to help kids get the most out of our books
- The affordable price of $4.99
There are three Level 1 TOON readers, and three Level 2 TOON readers: Claude Ponti's Chick & Chickie Play All Day
, Agnes Rosenstiehl's Silly Lilly and The Four Seasons
, Jeff Smith's Little Mouse Gets Ready
, Philippe Coudray's Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking
and Geoffrey Hayes' Benny and Penny in Just Pretend
and Benny and Penny in The Toy Breaker.
And, each of our new books are supplemented by free lesson plans
and common core guides
on our website.
TOON Books are the go-to for early readers, great for reluctant readers, and loved by boys and girls alike.
Pullitzer Prize-winning author Art Spiegelman describes comics as a "gateway drug to literacy!" and studies show it too
: comics promote literacy in kids
! TOON Books are an invaluable asset for beginning readers who are still struggling with English and reluctant readers too.
Tell your friends so everyone can take advantage. We can't wait to see your pictures.Independent Bookstores with our display:Tattered Cover
in Denver, ColoradoChildren's Book World
in Haverford, PennsylvaniaGibson's Book Store
in Concord, New HampshireWORD
in Brooklyn, New YorkWellesley Books
in Wellesley, MassachusettsLinden Tree
in Los Altos, CaliforniaHicklebee's
in San Jose, CaliforniaMcNally Jackson Booksellers
in New York, New YorkBarstons Child's Play
in Washington, D.C. Newtonville Books
in Newton, MassachusettsLongfellow Books
in Portland, MaineGreenlight Bookstore
in Brooklyn, New YorkMapletree Books
in Warrensburg, New YorkThe Toadstool Bookshop
in Peterborough, New HampshireWater Street Bookstore
in Exeter, New Hampshire