What is meta storytelling?

Interactivity, brain teasers, and optical illusions: They're just plain fun. So when teachers and parents want to get striving readers to connect with a book, they reach for meta storybooks. What's a meta storybook? It's an interactive or self-referential book breaks the "third wall" of a physical book. Meta story books make the experience of reading a true physical experience by asking kids to think, move, and go beyond the expected behaviors of reading. The physicality of meta and interactive storybooks keep struggling readers turning the pages—and that's the name of the game for raising literacy skills. Stories like The Book No One Wants To Read by Beth Bacon makes reading time feel more like play time—and help align the goals of teachers, parents, and students. 

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Let's play

Meta storybooks make reading fun.

The Worst is yet to come

Most bad books are happy hanging out at rummage sales. Not this bad book. Its goal is to be featured on the Banned Books List. Unfortunately, no one seems to notice—until it teams up with its readers. Together, the book and its new friends shout, sing, and wiggle their way into the local librarian’s attention. Will the book see its cover on the library wall… or will it end up in the recycling bin?

Full of bold, colorful graphics and laugh-out-loud humor, The Worst Book Ever is ideal for read-alouds, story time, or independent reading.


Go ahead, ban me.

Coming April 2018