I Want to Be a Reader!
I Want to Be a Reader!

I Want to Be a Reader!

By Mark Powers, Illustrated by Maria Montag



14 Pages, 5.5 x 5.5

Formats: Board Book

Board Book, $7.99 (US $7.99) (CA $10.99)

Publication Date: April 2017

ISBN 9781936669554

Price: $7.99
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Sweet story of a young boy and his desire to read

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.


"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

Author Biography

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.