Valerie Harmon's love of reading has affected her life so profoundly, that she is on a mission to encourage childhood literacy in every way possible.
After graduating cum laude with a BA in English, she has taught English and Shakespeare, edited many books (both adult and children) as a free-lance editor, authored 10 children's picture books and 10 interactive book apps, and runs a children's picture book review site.
Harmon applauds the use of technology to successfully raise childhood literacy levels--with the power of eReaders, whole bookshelves of books can accompany a little reader on one portable device. With the interactivity of book apps, budding readers can become entranced with stories entirely narrated any time at a touch, and whose characters move with sound effects.
Whatever the technology, board book, softback, hardback, eBook, or Book app, reading with a child not only brings us joy, but influences their educational future tremendously! Let's read!