How to Read a Book


Author: Kwame Alexander

Illustrator: Melissa Sweet


First you have to find a comfortable place -- underneath a tree or on a stoop if you prefer — and then plop right down. Settle in and get comfy. Then all you have to do is peel open the book and start reading. Page by page and word by word, let the story unfurl right before your eyes.

You can find a friend or lose yourself completely in a book. You can wonder as you wander through the rustling pages. Books hold magic. Stories help you dream and hope and explode with imagination. Your little readers will adore this ode to the written word as Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander’s poetic verses and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet’s lush collage artwork transport them on a fantastic immersive journey between the pages of a book.