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Reading With Josh Elder
Greg Baldino writes for Bleeding Cool Josh Elder wants kids to read comics in school. Kids want to read them in school too. And so do the teachers. Josh Elder is the energetic founder of Reading With Pictures, a nonprofit organization that advocates… Continue reading and watch video interview…
‘The Graphic Textbook’ Comic Seeks Kickstarter Funding in the Name of Teaching – ComicsAlliance
As someone who grew up reading Larry Gonick’s Cartoon History of The Universe — and these days enjoys things like Nick Bertozzi’s Lewis &… Continue reading…
Imagine learning about the Civil War, grammar, and division through a graphic novel. Reading With Pictures is trying to do just this — to bring comics into the room to be used as teaching tools.
Booklist Online Book Review: The Booklist Interview: Reading with Pictures’ Josh Elder.Chipman, Ian (author).FEATURE.First published April 19, 2012 (Booklist Online).Books For Youth – Fiction – Graphic Novels… Continue reading…
Reading With Pictures is a great textbook in graphic novel form, which contains several short stories in comic form, each of which teaches elements of the US grades 3-6 core curriculum. I got a preview of the book at last year’s New York Comic-Con and it is a fantastic effort. The 501(c)3 charity… Continue reading…
When you get right down to it, artist Janet Lee just can’t seem to stop pushing the boundaries of what she’s putting on the page and how she’s putting it… Continue reading…
Warner Brothers’ project for a live-action Akira film is apparently kaput, but they’ve acquired the live-action rights to the Bleach manga and have just signed a scriptwriter. Librarians should especially cheer Walden Media’s anticipated animation of bibliomonster hunter and fellow bookmeister Rex… Continue reading…
“It’s hard to find quality kid-friendly titles that are as delightful to read as this one is.”
– Jeff Marsick, Newsarama
A lot of reviews have gone up for the Reading with Pictures anthology in the first year it’s been available. The book has sold out in the direct market, but still has some distribution through amazon.com and at comic conventions with some of the contributors.
The book was called one of Chicago’s most innovative ideas by Time Out Chicago, and continues to generate press and reviews.
The book makes a great gift for teachers, librarians, parents, and kids of all ages. The suggested reader level is 7-12, and the content is appropriate for all ages.
With Volume 2 in the works and many more projects in the pipeline, be sure to check out what everyone’s talking about.
“an excellent classroom accessory.”
– Greg Baldino, BleedingCool