For an overview, please click the image above to watch the welcome video.
Thank you for visiting Raising Book Monsters.
Raising Book Monsters has been developed as a resource for adults who wish to encourage a passion for books in children- parents, caregivers, teachers, authors and other adults. This site is not about reading instruction, but enjoying books, building relationships, and changing attitudes. It will, we hope, help you make a difference in kids’ lives and your own.
My name is Cindy Williams Schrauben. I am a retired teacher and administrator embarking on a career of writing for children.
For more details or to contact me, click About Us/Contact.
*Purpose: to help adults instill a passions for books in the children they love.
*Dr. Frank Serefini said: “There is no such thing as a child who hates to read, there are only children who have not found the right book.” While I believe this is true, I also believe that kids who have not found the right book might truly believe that they hate to read. It is an attitude shift; often for adults as well as children. And that’s why we’re here.
*Justification – I don’t think anyone would argue with the fact that kids need to know how to read. That’s the easy part. The difficulty lies in instilling a passion for reading – beyond what is required of them! When people – children or adults – discover a love for the written word, a whole new world opens up to them. That is my mission – to help them discover that world.
*Do you know a child who resists reading? Raising Book Monsters will provide strategies to encourage reading and a love for books. Each presentation will include a strategy and “how-to” details along with specific examples modeled for you.
Let’s raise some book monsters!
We will include weekly videos, podcasts, blog posts, and/or challenges along with guest posts from other experts in the field of education and children’s literature. The comment section following every lesson will allow for Q&A in order to best meet your needs and provide you with valuable follow-through. I will also do tutorials using kid’s books to help model the suggested behavior and attitudes. Each lesson will also include show notes for those individuals who prefer to read the lesson.
Simply click BookTalks in the menu above to get started.
WHEN & WHERE
New sessions will be aired weekly.
The resources tab will provide a variety of locations to further your experience at Raising Book Monsters including books, websites, and articles.
We will also have a Pinterest board that will provide you with further resources.