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"Every school library must have a copy of this book, and every teacher needs to know about it to freshen his or her own use of literature in the classroom. There has never been a time in education when better children's literature—fiction and nonfiction—existed, and this book will lead you to the best blooms in the garden of print. Essential as a book selection tool and a source to feature, booktalk, read aloud, and tantalize elementary school children."
"This is a very thorough guide that provides practical and down-to-earth advice for any school librarian or children's librarian. Freeman's guide shows a genuine love of books as well as a very detailed knowledge of children's literature. Every children's librarian needs this book in their collection."
|One librarian to another||3|
|Seventeen things you need to know to be a great school librarian||5|
|The bluebery medal||17|
|On reading aloud and reading alone||31|
|Books across the curriculum||55|
|Performance art : storytelling, creative drama, and reader's theater||103|
|The annotated read-aloud lists|
|What's in the booklists||131|
|Easy fiction/picture books||135|
|Folk & fairy tales, myths & legends||529|
|Poetry, nonsense, and language-oriented nonfiction||585|
Posted July 24, 2006
This is an excellent reference book with many hands-on suggestions for reading to children - very thorough, complete, and easy to use. The tone is both entertaining and instructive. The individualized suggestions on how to make the reading of each book special are creative and fun to do. Judy Freeman's expertise and experience would be helpful to all who want to engage children in the magic of reading and books - librarians, teachers and parents.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.