Winter 2014 - 2015 Reading Style Guide

Dear Friend,

The development of each issue of the Reading Style Guide is unique. Often pages will come together in interesting ways. For example, the idea for a dragon page was inspired by two events of this fall.

My niece sent a copy of her five-year-old daughter’s story The Dragon and the Rainbow Pumpkin . Isn’t her depiction of a dragon fantastic? I was so enchanted that I asked for permission to share a page from her story and her mother graciously consented. I also attended a Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing preview where Robert Sabuda’s new pop-up book The Knight and the Dragon was introduced. I was astonished by the use of pop-ups as an integral part of the story. On publication day, I immediately purchased a copy so that I could closely appreciate the intricate book design and construction. With these inspirations, dragons began to spill over into other sections of the catalog. While it is impossible to include everything, you’ll find several items related to dragons throughout the pages. Teen readers might also enjoy reading Rachel Hartman’s Seraphina , a fantasy world inhibited by both human and dragon societies.

Enjoy the delightful surprises in the winter issue of the Reading Style Guide.

Read With Style,

Barbara

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