March 24, 2018

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Engaging Reluctant Middle Grade Readers

Engaging Reluctant Readers

Presented by: Black Rabbit Books, Listening Library, Andrews McMeel Publishing, & School Library Journal

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For some children, the library is practically a second home. But what about those kids who just can’t seem to get excited about books? How can librarians hook those reluctant readers? Sometimes, all you need to ignite a love of reading is the right tools: materials with intriguing subjects and eye-catching layouts bound to whet the appetites of even the most book-averse kids.

At our upcoming webcast, industry experts will offer a sneak peek at some titles from Andrews McMeel, Black Rabbit Books, and Listening Library. From makerspaces to graphic novels to audiobooks and everything in between, these selections are guaranteed to get patrons revved up about reading and learning. Join on October 11th to hear about Andrews McMeel’s “Epic Big Nate,” the 25th-anniversary volume; Black Rabbit’s “One Stop Science,” a nonfiction series that takes a hands-on approach to learning; and more!


Jodie Cohen. Sr. – Marketing Manager, Listening Library

Lynne McAdoo – Vice President of Sales – Books, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Jonathan Strickland – Vice President, Sales, Black Rabbit Books

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  1. Donna Holmen says:

    Help! Supposedly there is a on demand for Engaging Reluctant Readers but I can’t find it. I received an email saying it was ready to view. Frustrating. I’ve had this problem here before.