• How to Hatch a Reader
  • How to Hatch a Reader
  • How to Hatch a Reader
  • How to Hatch a Reader
  • How to Hatch a Reader

How to Hatch a Reader

Written by Kari Gonzalez
Illustrated by Rachel Suzanne

2023 Northern Lights Book Award Winner - Humor Category!

When your chickens start begging for more “BBB-books” you'll know it's time to teach them to read! First, find a cozy place to rest their chicken cheeks, then help them peck the right story. Readers don’t hatch overnight, but with your help, words will begin flying off the pages! As long as there are no foxes around…


August 15, 2023

Key Concepts

Foundational reading skills and tools, humor, chickens and farm life.

Additional Details

  • 8.5 x 11 inches
  • 32 Pages
  • Ages 4 to 8
  • Trade ISBN: 9781957655055
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781957655123

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    Reader Reviews

    • ★★★★★

      While the story is suited to a read-aloud and young children will enjoy the bright animated farmyard full of chickens learning to read, parents and guardians may find the most delight and support from the practical guidance this book offers about teaching emerging readers.

      ~ School Library Journal (Jul. 2023)

    • ★★★★★

      An original and fun picture book for children ages 4-8, "How to Hatch a Reader" features warm colors, adorable characters, humor and hints of forthcoming mischief. This delightful picture book by the team of author/storyteller Kari Ann Gonzalez and artist/illustrator Rachel Suzanne is a welcome and certain to be enduringly popular addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library 'Joy of Reading' collections of picture book titles designed to build a child's confidence in their own reading skills, acquire a love for books, as well as reading with others.

      Midwest Book Review (Sept. 2023)