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Free PictureReading eBooks

"What a great way to turn 3- to 6-year-old children into readers!"
-Stan Steiner, PhD, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Literacy, College of Education, Boise State University

For a limited time all three PictureReading books are available for free at your favorite online eBook retailer! Click on the titles below for the links.

Bruce Lansky's engaging PictureReading books are meant to be read to, with, and by children. How can preschoolers and children who are still learning to read possibly read stories to adults? Simple: The book contain no words, so children can "read" the pictures and use that visual information to tell the story.

Reading pictures is similar to reading words, but it's a lot easier. When children read pictures, they smile and laugh as they learn what is happening in the story, get to know the characters, imagine what the characters are thinking or feeling, and use picture-clues to predict what might happen next. PictureReading provides young children with a shortcut that enables them to read picture-stories at an early age. The books also let young children practice a wide range of verbal skills as they narrate the story in their own words.

Be sure to check out the PictureReading page for user's guides for parents and teachers with lesson plans, story summaries, vocabulary words, background knowledge questions and reading prompts.

Early Birdy Gets the WormPolar Brrr's Big AdventureMonkey See, Monkey Do

"100% adorable! Wow, I'm smiling from ear to ear.
I never knew wordless picture books could be so entertaining!"
-Nancy Kerr, President, Children's Reading Foundation

Introducing PictureReading

Meadowbrook Press is proud to introduce children's author Bruce Lansky's new line of engaging PictureReading books.  Because the stories are told in pictures, they can be read to, with, and by children who haven't learned to read words, yet. Parents and teachers can take an active role asking questions and guiding the narrative or sit back and listen as the child tells the story by "reading" Bill Bolton's delightful illustrations.

PictureReading books provide beginning and struggling readers a shortcut to reading, letting them practice a wide range of verbal skills as they narrate the stories in their own words. Because there is no text, PictureReading books can be read in any language--perfect for bilingual households or those learning a new language. But most of all, the books are fun! Children will love the colorful illustrations and the humorous and heartwarming tales.

Early Birdy Gets the Worm

Catching a worm isn't as easy as it looks! Join Early Birdy on an exciting and funny adventure set in a beautiful springtime forest.

Early Birdy Gets the Worm will be available in Hardcover, May 6, 2014.

Polar Brrr's Big Adventure

Polar Brrr has to deliver a very important package. Watch as he slides down a glacier, swims through icy waters and outsmarts a pack of wolves!

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Lil' Monkey is out of the monkey house and curious to explore the zoo. Come along as he meets the other animals and learns some new tricks.


Early Birdy Gets the Worm, Polar Brrr's Big Adventure and Monkey See, Monkey Do are all available as eBook downloads. 

For more information check out MeadowbrookPress.com/PictureReading for book summaries, user's guides and lesson plans.

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