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I Love a Good Book

From learning his letters and shapes with Grandma first thing in the morning to snuggling up with Daddy after a bath, one little boy loves time spent reading a good book with his loved ones. But, he has a secret! Can you guess his favorite way to read a good book? Jump into the pages of this delightfully tasty book to find out what makes reading so great!

WHY DID YOU WRITE I LOVE A GOOD BOOK?

I was tired of reading conferences that resulted in tears, tired of boys who hate reading or think that they're not good readers and tired of not seeing more progress with this problem with each passing school year.

 

Since 1982, boys have trailed girls in reading in every grade level. This gap between the reading capabilities of boys and girls gets worse with each passing year and grade (Psychology Today, What is it with Boys and Reading, 2018).

I have always been passionate about reading and literacy, especially for boys. In my 16 years as an educator, I have worked on and with several teams to develop and implement interventions to help to bridge the gap between male and female students and White and Black boys. Though we've made progress, the gaps are still there. Becoming a mother, in 2016 to a boy, gave me a renewed sense of urgency and, better yet, an idea.

What if we intervened more when boys were younger, before they started to hate reading? What if we showed boys the joys of reading and the positive impact it could have on their futures?

This is how I Love a Good Book and the other stories in this series came to be, out of the desire to inspire a new generation of boys who love books and reading. I also wrote I Love a Good Book because of the problems I've had trying to find good books for young boys in my classes and the difficulty finding diverse books for my own son.

 

I Love a Good Book is a story about a young boy who loves books. He loves reading books with his dad, mom and grandmother, but he has a secret. Can you guess what it is?!

 

I Love a Good Book, along with the upcoming books in the series, will feature diverse boys and also diverse experiences for boys. Each book will portray boys in a positive light. One of the main goals of I Love a Good Book, and the other books in the series, is to help to develop a love of books and promote early literacy in young boys.

Reviews for I Love a Good Book

"I loved everything about the whole book!"

Wren, 8 year old girl.


 

LOVE the ending!! I enjoyed reading your book to him and think that your inclusion of a librarian is special."

Misti Sikes, veteran school librarian & S.J.,5 year old son

“This is a very good book. I enjoyed it a lot. I would like it if you could do lots of more types of these books..."

Joel, 5 year old boy

 

She couldn't stop laughing at the last pages!"

Tudy Ann Green, lawyer & Azriel, 5 year old daughter

 

“Everett thought the last page was funny with the character..."

Kera Davis, elementary teacher & Everett, 4 year old son

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Dr. Harris is an accomplished, veteran elementary teacher with 16 years of classroom experience. She holds a PhD. in Curriculum & Instruction from Mercer University and a Masters in Early Childhood Education from Wesleyan College. Dr. Harris is also the founder of PHraseD, LLC, a freelance writing company that specializes in the creation of educational writing, copywriting and content writing for individuals and small to mid sized businesses. Dr. Harris’s commitment to creating, instructing and inspiring young children to develop solid foundational and literary skills has led to several awards and recognition, such as being named Teacher of the Year and Georgia Conservation Teacher of the Year in 2018 (Samuel E. Hubbard Elementary and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, respectively.  In 2020, she was named as a Georgia STEM Scholar by the Georgia Youth Science and Technology Centers. Dr. Harris lives in Georgia with her husband and son.