I Want to Be a Reader! (Board book)

By Mark Powers, Maria Montag (Illustrator)

blue manatee press, 9781936669554, 14pp.

Publication Date: April 4, 2017

List Price: 7.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


A simple celebration of a major milestone: learning to read! It will take a lot of hard work: learning the letters, turning the pages, saying the words. But that hard work will pay off—maybe sooner than this little boy thinks! The story ends with a hopeful message to toddlers that someday, they can be readers too.

About the Author

Percussionist Mark Powers resides in Portland, Oregon and is often an Artist-in-Residence at schools around the country. Regularly found writing both text and musical notation, Mark focuses on literacy with his students and loves any opportunity to be a "reading buddy." Maria Montag is an artist from Cincinnati, OH.

Praise For I Want to Be a Reader!

"A gentle way to encourage little ones to want to read." —Alice Toepel, Winnebago County Literacy Council, Oshkosh, WI

"Compelling, brief narrative accompanied by brightly colored, descriptive illustrations draw the young board book reader into the story with ease . . . Children will love paging through their own board book about reading their first book." —Midwest Book Review