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Tap, Click, Read

Growing Readers in a World of Screens

A new book written by Lisa Guernsey with co-author Michael H. Levine.  To be released October 1, 2015 by Wiley/Jossey-Bass. Available for pre-order on

With young children gaining access to a dizzying array of games, videos, and other digital media, will they ever learn to read? The answer is yes if they are surrounded by adults who know how to help and if they are introduced to media designed to promote literacy, instead of undermining it. 

For events and more information on the book, see

NEWS about Lisa's previous book, Screen Time:

The 2012 edition features an updated epilogue on what scientists know so far about children's e-books, interactive preschool media, and more. Available in online bookshops and in stores. Hear a recent interview with Lisa on NPR's  Kojo Nnamdi Show and Diane Rehm Show.

Fall 2014: Lisa spoke in October at the Vermont Humanities Council and annual meeting of the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children. In September she was the fall speaker for the Academic Distinction Fund's speaker series in Baton Rouge, La. 

October 26, 2013
Lisa spoke at TEDx MidAtlantic on screen time and the need for media mentorship for families with young children.  


Click, Tap, Read by Lisa Guernsey and Michael H. Levine

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