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Level Up: Understanding Levels in Children's Books

Level Up: Understanding Levels in Children's Books

Bring your questions about how children's books are leveled

Monday, October 23, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

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Event Details

Join NAIBA and the Professional Bookseller's School for a lunchtime talk with children's book expert Jana Herko, Manager of Scholastic's Corporate Leveling Center. She'll explain the current "reading wars" and the changes to how reading is taught at the elementary level, and then share insights about the implications for how children's books are leveled. Bring your questions about early readers, chapter books, and how you can best help kids and parents find the best books!

To register for the event you need to have a record on the PBS website. When you click the option to get a ticket you'll be prompted to create a record. You'll need a unique e-mail, and to enter your name and Regional Trade Association. If you need help, please e-mail

Jana Herko has worked in the educational publishing industry for 20 years. She currently manages Scholastic's Corporate Leveling Center where she specializes in Guided Reading and LexileÒ leveling systems. Additionally, she curates books for Scholastic’s Literacy Pro. She has a B.S. in Education and a M.Ed. with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction in Children’s Literature. When she is not reading, Jana spends time creating fabric art. She lives in North Carolina with her two cats Jack and James.

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Elliott batTzedek
Professional Booksellers School