Retailers: TODAY is FOC for CBLDF’s Vital Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read!

April 6, 2015
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RaRUSWith Free Comic Book Day coming up, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is offering a proven resource to help you reach out to your community and create new repeat customers! Stock up now on bundles of Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read! (FEB151225) — CBLDF’s handbook for introducing young readers to comics. The latest edition is coming just in time to celebrate Free Comic Book Day and Children’s Book Week! Place your orders TODAY to ensure you have enough copies of this popular and useful resource!

Free Comic Book Day is just around the corner, and for the first time ever, it will launch Children’s Book Week, the annual celebration books for younger readers! With millions of kids and their parents flocking to comic book stores around the country on FCBD, Raising a Reader is an invaluable community outreach tool that can help you turn those curious multitudes into regular, repeat customers. Retailers can use this proven resource to help parents, educators, and local librarians understand the value of comics. Final order cutoff is today, so now’s the time to make sure you have plenty of copies of Raising A Reader on hand to show the parents coming into your store on FCBD where to turn next!

You can use Raising a Reader to

  • bring your community into your store and strengthen your relationship with local parents, educators, and librarians.
  • introduce comics to new audiences.
  • help local teachers and librarians introduce their patrons to comics.
  • create life-long and enthusiastic fans of comics.

With more than 80,000 copies in print, Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read! answers the questions parents and educators bring to using comics: What skills do graphic novels offer kids? How do you teach reading with a comics page? How do comics promote a love of reading? It’s an indispensable tool for showcasing the value of graphic novels, and chock full of reading suggestions and title recommendations to get kids engaged with this exciting medium!

This resource is written by Dr. Meryl Jaffe, with an introduction by three-time Newbery Award honoree Jennifer L. Holm (Babymouse, Squish) and art by Eisner Award winner Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama) and Eisner Award nominee Matthew Holm (Babymouse, Squish). Graphic design was handled by Brooklyn-based designer David Herman. Raising A Reader! was made possible by a grant from the Gaiman Foundation. Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read! is available in bundles of 25 in Diamond Previews (FEB151225). It will be in stores on April 29, in advance of Free Comic Book Day on May 2! FOC is TODAY, so stock up now!

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