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Based on the author's day-to-day experience as a school librarian and storyteller, More Books Kids Will Sit Still For offers 1,400 of the most engaging hand-picked titles and is guaranteed to keeps kids on the edge of their seats. From picture books and fiction, folk and fairy tales to poetry, biography, and nonfiction, each annotated entry provides a brief plot summary, curriculum tie-ins, related titles, and subject designations.

Books Kids Will Sit Still For 3: A Read-Aloud Guide is the latest all-new volume in the Books Kids Will Sit Still For series, which includes Books Kids Will Sit Still For: A Read-Aloud Guide, Second Edition and More Books Kids Will Sit Still For: A Read-Aloud Guide. The three books together constitute a tour of the best of children's literature and how to use it, with a total of more than 5,000 invaluable annotations of exemplary children's books.

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Author Freeman supplements "Books Kids Will Sit Still For" (Bowker, 1990) with this new list of more than 1,400 recent titles suitable for K6 read-aloud sessions. Teachers, parents, and librarians will find the three introductory sections a great help. "Looking for Read-Alouds" tells, among other things, 50 ways to recognize a read-aloud and books that bomb. "Reading with Expression" gives hints on planning, reader's theater, and fiction versus nonfiction through scenarios with specific titles and classroom experiences. The school library/media center segment emphasizes the importance of library and information skills, with suggested activities on book care, finding books, and using a catalog Title entries are organized into four major groups: fiction; folk and fairy tales, myths and legends; nonfiction and biography; and poetry, nonsense, and language-oriented nonfiction. Fiction, with 60 percent of all titles, is further subdivided by grade level. Each entry notes author, title, illustrator, publisher, date, ISBN, grade range, and subject headings. Readers will appreciate the inclusion of the number of chapters, tales, or fables; estimated number of sittings; and pagination for longer books. Annotations describe plot, characters, and illustrations and offer great suggestions (""Cyclops" is not for the faint of heart" ; for "Mirette on the High Wire": "Set a rope on your classroom floor" ) and lists of related titles. Freeman's tale of how she initially loathed Macauley's "Black and White", then grew to appreciate it through the process of sharing it, is a good example of the many anecdotes scattered throughout the text that are both revealing and inspiring. A professional bibliography is followed by author, title, illustrator, and subject indexes. Academic libraries serving teacher educators as well as school and public libraries will find this a useful addition to the reference collection.
For librarians and elementary-level teachers, a New Jersey school librarian recommends about 1,400 picture books and works of poetry, folklore, fiction, and nonfiction to read aloud to children in preschool through sixth grade. Each entry summarizes the plot, gives recommended age levels, and suggests related titles and literature extension activities. Indexed by title, author, illustrator, and subject. This reference is the third in a series. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780835235204
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/30/1995
  • Pages: 886
  • Age range: 5 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.81 (d)

Meet the Author

JUDY FREEMAN ( is a well-known speaker, consultant, and writer on all aspects of children's literature, storytelling, booktalking, and school librarianship. A former elementary school librarian, she gives workshops, speeches, and performances throughout the U.S. and the world for teachers, librarians, parents, and children, and is a national seminar presenter for BER (Bureau of Education and Research). Judy also writes the "Wild About Books" children's book review column for School Library Media Activities Monthly.

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