Tucson Festival of Books

Supporting Young Readers with Rhythm and Rhyme

Picturebooks that integrate rhythm and rhyme provide the support needed by young readers to successfully engage in reading. Michael Sampson and Bill Martin Jr. collaborated to create picturebooks that invite children into a book, leading to a joyful, rather than painful, experience. Michael will share strategies that parents and educators can use with these books to support young children in a positive reading experience.

Michael Sampson

Michael Sampson taught kindergarten through fourth grade before meeting fellow literacy expert Bill Martin, Jr. at a conference in Tucson, Ariz., in 1978. They established a lifelong friendship and collaborated on many best-selling and award-winning books for children, including "Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3," "Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?," "Armadillo Antics," "Ten Little Squirrels," "Bing! Bang! Chugga! Beep!" and "All Kinds of Kids....

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All Kinds of Kids
Michael Sampson
Brown Books Publishing Group
October 2023
ISBN 9781612546414
32 pages
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Bing! Bang! Chugga! Beep!
Michael Sampson
April 2023
ISBN 9781612545998
32 pages

Ten Little Squirrels
Bill Martin, Michael Sampson
David Bateman Limited, New Zealand
September 2022
ISBN 9781612546001
32 pages