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About the Event:

Love to read with your little one and need some new book ideas?  Not sure how to read with a squirmy baby or a roving toddler?  What do e-books and apps mean for storytime?  Join the authors of Reading with Babies, Toddlers, and Twos for the launch of second edition and get some answers. Your little one will enjoy a storytime full of stories, rhymes, and fun. Kid-friendly snacks provided.

About Reading with Babies, Toddlers and Twos, 2E:

New technologies and developments offer parents increased opportunities to read to and let their children interact with words, but research shows that apps, ebooks, ereaders, and other tablets are only as effective and useful as parents make them. Child reading experts Susan Straub and KJ Dell'Antonia will show readers the best ways to incorporate the newest technologies into reading programs with their children. A complete reference for parents eager to share words and language with their new babies, Reading for Babies, Toddlers, and Twos has been updated to include new information addressing everything that rapidly changing technologies—ebooks, apps, tablets—can offer today's parents.


"Reading stories with a young child is a universal joy. Books can open up a new world to babies and toddlers, and prepare them for life. What Straub, Dell'Antonia, and Payne have done in this new edition of Reading with Babies, Toddlers, and Twos is to create an accessible and enjoyable guide for all those interested in the early learning and development of young children. It not only includes comprehensive lists of childhood favorites, but has incorporated a new section on how electronic media (e-readers and apps) can enhance the experience of reading together. If you care about fostering early literacy in young children, this book is a "go to" resource." - Traci Lester, Executive Director, Reach Out and Read of Greater New York

"Written with a light touch and a firm grasp of the parent's point of view, this information-packed book is a lively introduction to the rewards of reading to your child." - Leonard Marcus, author of Show Me a Story!: Why Picture Books Matter

Author Bio(s): 

Susan Straub founded the Read to Me program more than 20 years ago, a national workshop encouraging young families to read to their babies that is still thriving. Ms. Straub’s work with Read To Me has been celebrated on NY1 television and in Oprah’s O magazine. She lives in New York City.

KJ Dell’Antonia is the lead writer and editor of the New York Times Motherlode parenting blog. Also as a children’s book reviewer and a mother of four children, she knows which books work best and why. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two young children.

Rachel Payne is the coordinator of early childhood services at the Brooklyn Public Library. She knows why some books are carried around, colored on, taken to meals, and slept with, while others are pushed away after a single page.

Reading with Babies, Toddlers and Twos
A Family Event
Sat May 11, 11:00AM
KJ Dell'Antonia
Rachel Payne
Susan Straub
On the Docket: 
Release Party
Audience Q&A
Book Signing
Panel Discussion