Thursday, February 11, 2010

Reluctant Readers

On Michael Enright's Sunday Edition, January 24th, there is a great Podcast on Reluctant Readers with author Eric Walters, librarian Brenda Halliday and Orca Book publisher Andrew Wooldridge. It starts at the 42 minute mark and is about 30 minutes long. I had to laugh when they talked about how when a parent gives their kid a book and it is the kiss of is so true. Unbelievably, Eric does 600 presentations a day and sees 125,000 kids every year. The Soundings series, which is for teens has over 1 million in print and has done fantastically well. They are starting to translate them into French.

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