LBB Virtual Celebrity Storytime: Beth Bacon - Book No One Wants to Read

Tuesday, June 15, 11am CT
Left Bank Books' Facebook Page or YouTube Page

Left Bank Books is excited to present another Virtual Celebrity Storytime!
We welcome author and illustrator
Beth Bacon
as a new to St. Louis author!
Bacon will read aloud and talk about how she made her new picture book, 
The Book No One Wants to Read,  
on Facebook Live at 11am CT on June 15.
Join us on our Facebook Page and order a copy of 
from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!

About The Book No One Wants to Read

The Book No One Wants to Read is a highly visual full-color chapter book that uses humor, interactivity, and meta-storytelling to help even the most reluctant reader breeze through reading time, feel successful at reading, and even laugh! You'll read a book . . . without really reading!

A lonely book makes a deal with its reader: You keep turning my pages, and I'll make it FUN!"

If you think reading is boring, then you can pretend to read this book! All you have to do is sit here and turn the pages. Everyone will think you're reading. Are you ready? Let's get started...

The ability to read by third grade is critical to a child's success in school and beyond. But learning to read can be frustrating. The Book No One Wants to Read by Beth Bacon validates the experience of reluctant readers and rewards them with laughter.


"Originally self-published in 2017, this companion to I Hate Reading features a range of colorful, interactive content guided by a fourth-wall-breaking narrator. Bacon takes on the fast-talking voice of the book itself: "If you think reading is boring, try sitting around all day facing the wall, cover closed, doing a whole lot of nothing," the book complains. On the next page, an image of a light bulb offers, "Hey, / I might/ have an idea/ that helps us/ both," inviting emerging readers in on a ruse: pretending to read. The book proceeds to cajole readers to turn (and sometimes shake, scratch, or smack) pages, participate in multipage jokes, and peer at optical illusions. Bold graphic design and bright monochrome backgrounds ensure that the book holds plenty of visual appeal. While encouraging page-turning is prioritized over a cohesive narrative, this tome is well designed to engage reluctant young readers." --Publisher's Weekly


About our Speaker

Beth Bacon writes funny books for intermediate reluctant readers. She earned an MFA in writing for children from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She also has a degree in communications from NYU and a degree in literature from Harvard. She previously worked with Apple on communications and marketing, as well as in elementary school education.


All you need to do to participate is log in to your personal Facebook account, go to Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page, and wait for the livestream to begin on the page (you may need to refresh the page periodically until the stream begins). You may also watch the simulcast on Left Bank's YouTube channel.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 11:00am
The Book No One Wants to Read Cover Image
By Beth Bacon, Beth Bacon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062962546
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: HarperCollins - June 15th, 2021

I Hate Reading: How to Read When You'd Rather Not Cover Image
By Beth Bacon, Beth Bacon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062962522
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: HarperCollins - June 16th, 2020

Covid-19 Helpers: A Story for Kids about the Coronavirus and the People Helping During the 2020 Pandemic Cover Image
By Beth Bacon, Kary Lee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781949467611
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Blair - November 3rd, 2020

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Helping Our World Get Well: Covid Vaccines Cover Image
By Beth Bacon, Kary Lee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781949467741
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Blair - September 14th, 2021