Picture Books Languish as Parents Push ‘Big-Kid Books

NYTimes – “Picture books are so unpopular these days at the Children’s Book Shop in Brookline, Mass., that employees there are used to placing new copies on the shelves, watching them languish and then returning them to the publisher.”

One Response to “Picture Books Languish as Parents Push ‘Big-Kid Books”

  1. Erin
    October 17, 2010 at 2:48 pm #

    Warning: the quote from the mother of the 6-1/2 year old was seriously taken out of context, as explained at http://zenleaf.amandagignac.com/2010/10/when-quotes-are-taken-out-of-context.html. Her son is reluctant to read both picture books AND chapter books, since he’d rather be running around, but his school requires 30-minutes of non-picture-book reading a day.

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