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Virtual Kids Event with Beth Bacon, I Hate Reading: How to Read When You'd Rather Not

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Tue, 08/25/2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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It's a virtual, hands-on story time with local author Beth Bacon! Ideal for ages 6-10

Join us in the Virtual Kids Section for a special event for kids for whom reading is NOT a preferred activity. Does sitting down to read make you want to run away? If someone's bugging you to open a book, grab this one. In this book you'll find out how to get through 20 minutes of reading...without really reading! This will be an interactive event as we will do a hands-on activity with Beth!


I Hate Reading is a highly visual paper-over-board chapter book designed to help even the most reluctant reader breeze through reading time, feel successful at reading, and even laugh! Get reluctant readers reading with I Hate Reading!

OK. So, you have to read for 20 minutes, but you don’t want to. Maybe your mom or dad or teacher even has a timer—yikes! If you have to read, but you don’t like reading, this book is for you! If someone’s bugging you to open a book, grab this one. In this book, you’ll zoom through 20 minutes of reading . . . without really reading!

Did you know that 65% of 4th graders in the US read below grade level? Learning to read can be frustrating. But it can also be fun. I Hate Reading by Beth Bacon validates the experience of reluctant readers and rewards them with laughter.

Beth Bacon writes funny books for intermediate reluctant readers. She earned an MFA in writing from children from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She also has a degree in communications from NYU and a degree in literature from Harvard. She previously worked with Apple on communications and marketing, as well as in elementary school education. Beth Bacon's brand new book, COVID-19 Helpers: A Kid-Friendly Story of COVID-19, is the winner of the 2020 Emory Global Health Institute Children's Ebook Competition.

I Hate Reading: How to Read When You'd Rather Not Cover Image
By Beth Bacon, Beth Bacon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062962522
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - June 16th, 2020

COVID-19 Helpers: A kid-friendly story of COVID-19 and the people helping during the pandemic Cover Image
By Kary Lee (Illustrator), Beth Bacon
ISBN: 9780999432471
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pixel Titles - June 10th, 2020