Fiction Books How to Read a Book (19)

How to Read a Book (19)

How to Read a Book (19)
Item No. 1489
ISBN-13 978-0-06-230781-1
Format Hardcover
Subject Fiction Picture Book Imagination Play Poetry Early Reading Literacy
# of Pages 40
Size 8 1/2" x 10"
Author Kwame, Alexander
Reading Interest PreK,K,1,2,3
Series Singles and Picture Books
Publisher Harper Collins
Date Published 2019
Reviews / Awards Noted YES


“[An] engaging and mesmerizing ode to reading…delightful and appealing.”
- ALA Booklist (starred review)
“A linguistic and visual feast.”
- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“[This] love poem to literacy conjures up startling, luscious images...By turns dreamy and ecstatic.”
- Publishers Weekly

A stunning new picture book from Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet! This New York Times bestselling duo has teamed up for the first time to bring you How to Read a Book, a poetic and beautiful journey about the experience of reading.

Find a tree—a

black tupelo or

dawn redwood will do—and

plant yourself.

(It’s okay if you prefer a stoop, like Langston Hughes.)

With these words, an adventure begins. Kwame Alexander’s evocative poetry and Melissa Sweet’s lush artwork come together to take readers on a sensory journey between the pages of a book.