Some of My Best Friends Are Books: Guiding Gifted Readers / Edition 3

Some of My Best Friends Are Books: Guiding Gifted Readers / Edition 3

by Judith Wynn Halsted
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Great Potential Press, Inc.

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Some of My Best Friends Are Books: Guiding Gifted Readers / Edition 3

This book contains an annotated bibliography of more than 300 books recommended for gifted students, as well as some good advice about the importance of reading and how to encourage it in children and adolescents. Because gifted students often intensely identify with characters in books, it is important for them to read well-written books with complex characters and plots. When the characters in the books face some of the same issues and concerns that the gifted reader is facing, the child gains new insights into his or her own problems or worries, as well as potential ways of handling them. In this way, good books can provide bridges to new insights, better communication of feelings and values, and more thoughtful decision making. Well-selected books also can help gifted children learn new social and emotional skills, while at the same time fostering intellectual and creative development.

Topics include:

  • Intellectual and emotional needs of children of high ability
  • Typical and advanced reading patterns for children in grades K-12
  • How parents and teachers can provide reading guidance and discuss books with young readers
  • A well-indexed annotated bibliography of more than 300 books for readers of all ages, carefully selected to promote intellectual and emotional development
  • Books that deal with themes of achievement, aloneness, arrogance, developing imagination, intensity, introversion, perfectionism, relationships with others, sensitivity, and resilience
  • An extensive index with suggested titles for each theme, in addition to indexes by book title and author

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780910707961
Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 594
Sales rank: 571,706
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents



Challenges as They Grow

Social and Emotional Needs

How Books Can Help

Chapter 1The Heart of the Child: Emotional Development

Chapter 2The Mind of the Child: Intellectual Development

Chapter 3Reading Guidance

Chapter 4Emotional Development through Books

Chapter 5Intellectual Development through Books

Chapter 6Choosing Books that Challenge

Chapter 7All the Wealth: Kinds of Literature

Chapter 8. Annotated Bibliography



Index of Authors, Titles, and Subjects (Chapters 1-7)

Index of Categories for Annotated Bibliography (Chapter 8)

Index of Authors for Annotated Bibliography (Chapter 8)

Index of Titles for Annotated Bibliography (Chapter 8)

About the Author

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