Reid's Read-Alouds 2

Reid's Read-Alouds 2

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by Rob Reid
     
 

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Need a one-stop resource for jumpstarting sleepy library visitors? Ready to add punch to classroom discussions? In this companion to his best-selling book Reid's Read-Alouds, children's lit guru Reid dips back into the classics to highlight outstanding titles published between 1950 and 1999 that continue to connect with kids today. From humor and drama to science… See more details below

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Need a one-stop resource for jumpstarting sleepy library visitors? Ready to add punch to classroom discussions? In this companion to his best-selling book Reid's Read-Alouds, children's lit guru Reid dips back into the classics to highlight outstanding titles published between 1950 and 1999 that continue to connect with kids today. From humor and drama to science fiction and history, Reid makes it easy to find just the right place to begin, with unique 10-minute read-aloud suggestions drawn from 200 carefully selected titles. Along with his kid-tested great reads, he includes
• Brief plot summaries and appropriate grade levels for each title
• Program planning suggestions
• Indexes by subject, author, title, and grade-level
An excellent time-saver for the busy librarian or teacher, Reid's guide will enliven audiences and make reading fun.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
The very successful first edition of Reid's Read-Alouds (ALA, 2009) profiled children's and young adult books published between the years 2000 and 2008. This companion volume showcases 200 strong titles that were published from 1950 to 1999. Reid offers a variety of genres and age levels, and a good balance between male and female protagonists. The titles were still in print when selected. Equally important was the desire to avoid racial stereotypes, excessive swearing, sexual incidents, or characters dealing with personal private matters. That's not to say that some of the selections don't include some strong language. The focus is on books that are great to read to groups of young people. Each entry includes a brief plot summary, suggested grade level, and Reid's signature "10 Minute Selections," which are engaging episodes from the books that can be read in one sitting. These alone make the book a valuable resource. The annotations are organized by author; three helpful lists divide titles by decade and year, subject, and grade level. There's an occasional book that may be hard to find, but most of them should be in current collections. Great for those times when a class visit shows up and you need to do programming on the fly.—Renee McGrath, Nassau Library System, Uniondale, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838910726
Publisher:
ALA Editions
Publication date:
11/15/2010
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

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