Read-Aloud Handbook

Read-Aloud Handbook

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by Jim Trelease
     
 

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Every child can become an avid reader, and this beloved, classic guide - now in its fourth edition, with an up-to-date treasury of more than 1,200 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
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Every child can become an avid reader, and this beloved, classic guide - now in its fourth edition, with an up-to-date treasury of more than 1,200 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 new edition offers a chance for a new generation of parents, teachers, grandparents, and siblings to discover the rewards - and the necessity - of reading aloud to children.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The newly revised and updated fifth edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease uses his trademark Q&A format to address such issues as television, library funding and the Harry Potter phenomenon. A "Treasury of Read-Alouds" in the back of the book suggests starting points for parents. (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
Jim Trelease is a national treasure for his dedicated commitment to promoting the value of books in a child's life and the importance of parents reading to their children. The Read-Aloud Handbook is a rich, informative work with many anecdotal success stories of parents, businessmen, schools, libraries and even states that have been inspired by Jim's message to take action. His comments on comic books, fairy tales, TV, censorship, Sustained Silent Reading, and the "Good News and Bad" about students' achievements make this required reading. The treasury of great read-alouds has been expanded and updated.
Library Journal - Library Journal
Revising his 1985 edition, Trelease preaches the reading gospel with undiminished fervor. Updated evidence from scholarly and journalistic sources (50 percent post-1985) bolsters his case for reading aloud from infancy through adolescence. Trelease addresses parents, but directs considerable homiletic energy toward librarians, pediatricians, clergy, and above all, schools: a new chapter cites individual, state, and district ``success stories.'' There is a new list of ``predictable'' (i.e., cumulative or repetitive) books, and over 70 synopses are of books published 1985-89. Most choices are excellent. Wider in scope than parent guides like Eden R. Lipson's Parent's Guide to the Best Books for Children ( Times Bks., 1988), Michele Landsberg's Reading for the Love of It (LJ 11/15/87), or Betsy Hearne's Choosing Books for Children (LJ 5/1/81), Trelease's book covers a broader age range and is easier to use than Masha Rudman and Anna M. Pierce's For Love of Reading (Consumer Reports Bks., 1988). His enthusiasm is infectious, and his ``related readings'' suggestions are invaluable (and unique).-- Patricia Dooley, Univ. of Washington Lib. Sch. , Seattle

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140469714
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/1995
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)

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