Reading aloud to young children has been advocated as a vital experience in literacy development both at home and school. Studies show that participation with adults and peers in book reading at home and school increases young children's desire to read and improves their reading comprehension.
Often, however, teachers and parents need guidance on which books to select out of more than 50,000 children's books in print.
To simplify the search for quality picture books, this book provides annotations of the 200 best-selling picture books and offers ideas on how to share them with children.
• It contains descriptions of best-selling picture books-both old and new.
• Titles were selected for inclusion based on the volume of sales, rather than the tastes of a single individual or small committee.
• Books are grouped by suggested age levels.