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- Books Children Love : A Guide to the Best Children's Literature
by Elizabeth Laraway Wilson
A love for reading is one of the most precious gifts that we can give children. It nurtures their imagination and creativity, lets them explore other worlds, and opens their minds to new truths and knowledge in appealing, inspiring ways. But how can we sort through thousands of children’s books to discover the really worthwhile ones?
Elizabeth Wilson offers us a newly revised, comprehensive guide to the very best in children’s literature. Just as in the original volume, she comments on the tone and content of excellently written, captivating books in over two dozen subject areas. Hundreds of new titles have been added while retaining timeless classics and modern favorites—all of which respect traditional values. So that no matter what the children’s ages are or whether they love fact or fiction, you can trust these books to share things that you can believe in and kids will delight in.
- Choosing Books for Children
by Betsy Hearne (Author), Deborah Stevenson (Author).
If you have ever stood in the children's section of a bookstore or library wondering how to go about matching a book to the age, abilities, and interests of a particular child, Choosing Children's Books is for you. Renowned children's librarian and children's book review editor Betsy Hearne offers practical guidance on sorting through the bewildering array of picture books, pop-up books, books for beginning readers, young adult titles, classics, poetry, folktales, and factual books. Each chapter includes an annotated list of recommended titles.
- Family Program for Reading Aloud, A: P.1 and 2
by Rosalie J. Slater
Reading Aloud discusses more than 200 literary classics and important works by great authors that identify Biblical ideals and will give your children a better understanding of our nation's Christian history. This book has been an instrument for more than two decades for bonding and blessing families who discover the delight of sharing books together. Start your own reading aloud program with the second edition which now includes Part II, "Reading in Depth for High School Students," and author and title and publishers indexes.
- Gone-Away Lake
by Elizabeth Enright
Summer has a magic all its own in Elizabeth Enright's beloved stories about two children and their discovery of a ghostly lakeside resort.
- Honey for a Child's Heart : The Imaginative Use of Books in Family Life
by Gladys Hunt
- Read-Aloud Handbook, The: Sixth Edition
by Jim Trelease
For more than two decades, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease’s beloved classic to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. Now this new edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook imparts the benefits, rewards, and importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, The Read- Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies—and the reasoning behind them— for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.
- Reading Aloud and Beyond: Fostering the Intellectual Life with Older Readers
by Frank Serafini (Author), Cyndy Giorgis (Author)
Reading aloud - that's for primary school children, right?
No, say Frank Serafini and Cyndi Giorgis. They contend that reading aloud is just as important for older readers. And they provide the research to back their claim.
They maintain that reading aloud belongs in the intermediate elementary grades, and middle school too, because it:
But Serafini and Giorgis do more than argue a persuasive case. They provide the practical wherewithal to implement reading aloud as an instructional strategy for both the language arts and the content area disciplines. They also include extensive lists of suggested literature - picture books, chapter books, informational texts, poetry, and professional references. What's more, these authors show how teachers can create in the classroom an intellectual universe where discussions are profound and students enthusiastic about expanding their minds and appreciating the sound and beauty of language.
- supports students' development as readers and writers
- fosters the love of reading
- improves reading skills and abilities
- and, yes, even raises standardized test scores.
- Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever
by Mem Fox (Author), Judy Horacek (Illustrator)
A new and revised edition! Bestselling children's author and internationally respected literacy expert Mem Fox reveals the incredible emotional and intellectual impact reading aloud to children has on their ability to learn to read.
With passion and humor, Fox speaks of when, where, and why to read aloud and demonstrates how to read aloud to best effect and how to get the most out of a read-aloud session. She discusses the three secrets of reading, offers guidance on defining and choosing good books, and addresses the challenges that can arise. And this new edition boasts twenty pages of fresh material, including two new chapters on boy readers and phonics, a foreword, and a list of "Twenty Books that Children Love."
Filled with practical advice, activities, and inspiring true read-aloud miracles, this book is a favorite of educators and parents and a must-have for anyone interested in how children learn to read.
- Return to Gone-Away
by Elizabeth Enright
by Ingrid Law
For generations, the Beaumont family has harbored a magical secret. They each possess a “savvy”—a special supernatural power that strikes when they turn thirteen. Grandpa Bomba moves mountains, her older brothers create hurricanes and spark electricity . . . and now it’s the eve of Mibs’s big day.
As if waiting weren’t hard enough, the family gets scary news two days before Mibs’s birthday: Poppa has been in a terrible accident. Mibs develops the singular mission to get to the hospital and prove that her new power can save her dad. So she sneaks onto a salesman’s bus . . . only to find the bus heading in the opposite direction. Suddenly Mibs finds herself on an unforgettable odyssey that will force her to make sense of growing up—and of other people, who might also have a few secrets hidden just beneath the skin.
- What Should I Read Aloud? A Guide to 200 Best-selling Picture Books
In the first two chapters, you will learn how best to share books with young children and how you can help them learn to read while doing so. Chapters 3-6 are organized by suggested age levels, featuring literature for children from birth through age 8. Within each of these chapters, books are further grouped by topic or theme. Chapter 7 will help you supplement the bestsellers with multicultural literature, nonfiction, magazines, and websites. In addition, the book features comprehensive indexes to locate subjects and to locate authors, illustrators, and titles, as well as a glossary for quick reference to essential terms.