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Reading With Pictures: Comics That Make Kids Smarter Hardcover – August 5, 2014

4.4 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

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Editorial Reviews


(starred review) "Elder has assembled an array of creators adept at speaking in engaging, nondidactic voices, and each subject…features three to five stories that skillfully craft basic principles into energetic stories…every student will find something to connect with…A great tool." (Booklist)

"This serves as an introduction to educators who would like more background on the use of comics in the classroom." (Karen Hildebrand, Reading Today magazine)

"Parents and teachers of kids in grades 3-8 will find materials here that kids will enjoy, and may suggest new ways to teach familiar subjects.  It belongs in both school and public libraries, and would also be of use to home-school families." (Nick Smith, ICv2)

About the Author

 Josh Elder is the founder and president of Reading with Pictures. Reading with Pictures is a nonprofit founded in 2009 "to get comics into schools and schools into comics". They have an advisory board of education experts and are supported by well-known middle-grade cartoonists such as Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier, and Chris Giarrusso. Their website, which is replete with resources, is

Product details

  • Lexile Measure : GN710L
  • Grade Level : 4 - 6
  • Hardcover : 184 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1449458785
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1449458782
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing (August 5, 2014)
  • Product Dimensions : 7.7 x 0.7 x 11.2 inches
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 12 ratings
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