The Read-aloud Handbook
Every child can become an avid reader, and this guide - with an up-to-date treasury of more than 1200 children's books, from picture books to novels, that are great for reading aloud - will show you how to make it happen. Jim Trelease explains - how reading aloud awakens children's imaginations and improves their language skills; how to begin reading aloud and which books to choose; how to create an atmosphere in the home and classroom that welcomes readers; how to compete with the influences of television and video games; and the facts about children, reading, and television viewing. Jim Trelease has made reading aloud a special pleasure for millions of people. This edition offers a chance for a generation of parents, teachers, grandparents, and siblings to discover the rewards - and the necessity - of reading aloud to children.