Saturday, April 5, 2014

Early readers still like picture books!

On PW’s ShelfTalker blog, Elizabeth Bluemle recently posed the question, “Are We Rushing Kids Out of Picture Books?” She’ll soon be speaking on a panel in San Antonio, TX, about booksellers' experiences with adults (that is, parents and grandparents) who seem to be pushing kids into chapter books at younger and younger ages, and she’s seeking thoughts from commenters on how to reverse this trend. She'll summarize the panel later in this upcoming week, but meanwhile, both her initial post and the discussion in the comments are well worth a read.

—Contributed by Kjersten Hayes

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