Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever

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Harcourt, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 192 pages
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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.

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Great research in a digestible and fun format. - Goodreads
Quite a few good tips for reading with kids! - Goodreads
Mem Fox is ever practical in her advice. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

This book summarizes everything I learned in my early childhood literacy class. I do not agree with everything Mem Fox says, though. I don't think reading aloud to your child guarantees that your ... Read full review

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MEM FOX is the author of many popular books for children and adults, including Time for Bed, Sleepy Bears, Possum Magic, and Radical Reflections: Passionate Opinions on Teaching, Learning, and Living. A former professor of literacy education, she lives in Adelaide, South Australia.
 JUDY HORACEK is a well-known Australian cartoonist and writer. In addition to writing and illustrating her own books, she creates cartoons that appear regularly in national magazines. She lives in Dickson, Australia.

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