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Georgia Publisher Announces Raising Kids Who Read Program
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, "It is estimated that more than $2 billion is spent each year on students who repeat a grade because they have reading problems," and a Georgia publisher wants to do something about that.
“As a company of writers working for and with writers, we are all passionate about bringing the joy and adventure of reading into every child’s life,” states publisher Terri Leidich, “and this is our way of helping and supporting parents and teachers in that endeavor.”
The nationwide agenda includes bringing authors into schools to read their books and talk with kids of all ages about the process of writing, whether the visit is in person or via Skype or Google; events with booksellers around the country where parents and children can meet and interact with authors and illustrators;
“Books have the ability to bring entertainment, information, and ideas into young minds, while at the same time engaging their imagination and expanding and challenging their thoughts and perceptions,”
Raising Kids Who Read™ events that include book readings, book signings, interactions with local authors, visits with local artists who illustrate children’s books, along with information sessions for parents on how to encourage kids to read are currently scheduled for August 28th at the Humpus Bumpus Bookstore in Cumming, Georgia and November 19th at the Blue Elephant Book Shop in Decatur, Georgia.
Boutique of Quality Books (BQB) was founded in 2010 from a writer’s perspective to bring author support, guidance, and encouragement into the publishing realm. They offer both printed books, which are available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books A Million, and bookstores all across the country, plus ebooks through Kindle, Nook, and iBooks.
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"The Writer's Publisher," Boutique of Quality Books showcases quality books by new writers. Our books are available through all large online sources as well as through booksellers around the country and on Kindle, Nook, and iBooks.