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Darcy Pattison ~ How to Help a Child Choose a Book

  • Nightbird Books 205 West Dickson Street Fayetteville, AR, 72701 United States (map)

Kids Read More When. . .

. . .they get to choose a book to read.  91% of kids say their favorite books are ones they have picked out themselves. And 73% of kids say they’d read more if they could find a book they like to read. Choosing is a hard task, though.

Children’s book author Darcy Pattison will break down the problems involved in finding that “great book” by looking at the psychology of choice. You’ll learn ten simple, but helpful strategies to guide your child’s choices. Parents, teachers, librarians, literacy specialists and anyone interested in a child’s education will find new ways of looking at the task of choosing a great book.

Be ready for the next time your child/student says, “I want a good book.”


Darcy Pattison established the Arkansas chapter of the Society of Children's Bookwriters and Illustrators, and served as Regional Advisor for six years. Her books, published with Harcourt, Philomel/Penguin, Harpercollins, Arbordale, and Mims House have received recognition for excellence with starred reviews in Kirkus, BCCB and PW. Twice her books have been honored as National Science Teacher’s Association Outstanding Science Trade books. The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman (Harcourt) received an Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature Honor Book award, and has been published in a Houghton Mifflin textbook.

Earlier Event: July 14
Mystery Book Club
Later Event: July 28
Fiction Book Club