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7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading
7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading

7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading

Practical Tips for Time-Poor Parents From an Australian Literacy Expert


256 Pages, 6.02 x 9.21

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: April 2021

ISBN 9781760524678

Rights: US, CA, CN, KR & TW

Allen & Unwin (Apr 2021)
A & U Children

Price: $18.95


A timely reference for parents and teachers who want to see their children reading for the love of it, by an acknowledged expert in the field

Generation Alpha is the swiper, pincher, tapper cohort, the first to grow up with devices in their hands. They are breaking new ground as a result of technological advances, while you, their parents, are having to navigate these uncharted waters. Literacy is the single most important thing we can teach kids. If they can read, all other learning will follow. Learn how to futureproof your child's literacy in a rapidly changing world, and give them the best chance of success. Louise Park has spent decades watching children working away at this reading thing. As a teacher, children's author, and leading educational consultant, she knows better than anyone how the goalposts have shifted over time. The road to literacy has never been smooth, but now there is the added challenge of digital distractions. Louise will show you how to make the most of both digital and traditional forms of reading, as well as setting out commonsense plans for making a reader of your child. Based on scientific research and presented in a friendly, accessible style for time-poor parents, the seven simple steps will lead your Generation Alpha child to an irreplaceable love of reading.


"Simple, practical and inspiring—what a treasure! This book contains all you need to know in order to help children to become enthusiastic, proficient and joyful readers." —Andy Griffiths

"This awesome book should be in every community, library, school and home. A triumph." —Gabbie Stroud

"An essential book for every parent—the pages are filled with all the tools and understanding you need to get your child reading." —Matt Stanton

"Bold, assured and waffle free . . . warm and non-judgemental. This book inspired me to make some simple, positive changes to our home routines." —Lucinda Gifford

Author Biography

Louise Park is an acknowledged literacy expert and widely published author for children, and has been involved in education and publishing for more than 30 years. As an education consultant, she scopes, reviews, and assesses education content, and is also an active ambassador for Indigenous children, English as a second language students, and children at risk. She has written more than 250 books for children aged 2-12, and is regularly invited to speak at education conferences, reading symposiums, and literature festivals. She is in schools on a regular basis as an author and educator working with staff, parents and students. As one half of the Mac Park writing duo, Louise co-authored Allen & Unwin's successful D-Bot Squad series.