The Read-aloud Handbook

The Read-aloud Handbook

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  A New York Times and million copy bestseller, the classic handbook on reading aloud to children--revised and updated

Recommended by "Dear Abby", The New York Times and The Washington Post , for three 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.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, c2006
Edition: 6th ed
ISBN: 9780143037392
Characteristics: xxvi, 340 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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IndyPL_SarahB Oct 23, 2018

I read this book many years ago. It changed the way we raised our children and it changed the way I talked with kids and parents when I was a school librarian. I've recommended it to many people, and think it should be mandatory reading for anyone who works in a school.

Jim Trelease also has a full to overflowing website:

Feb 13, 2015

"...a potentially powerful leveler of family wealth and class may be as simple as engaging in picture-book reading with babies." (From a letter to the editor, The New Yorker, Feb. 2, 2015)
I used this a lot to find good books to read to our home-schooled children. Trelease helped me find Carl Sandburg's The Rootabaga Stories, and turned me on to Daniel Pinkwater, among other wonderful books. His list of good read-aloud books includes the appropriate age level, which is very helpful.


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