The Read-aloud Handbook

The Read-aloud Handbook

Book - 1995
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This extensively revised and updated edition describes why parents and teachers should read to children; how to begin reading aloud and which books to choose; how to create an atmosphere in the home and classroom that welcomes readers; and how to complete with the influences of television, computers, and video games. Also features an updated treasury featuring more than 1,200 new and classic children's titles, from picture books to novels, that are perfect for reading aloud.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1995.
Edition: 4th ed.
ISBN: 9780140469714
Characteristics: 387p. 23cm.
Additional Contributors: Trelease, Jim New read-aloud handbook.


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IndyPL_SarahB Oct 23, 2018

I read this book many years ago. It changed the way we raised our children and it changed the way I talked with kids and parents when I was a school librarian. I've recommended it to many people, and think it should be mandatory reading for anyone who works in a school.

Jim Trelease also has a full to overflowing website:

Feb 13, 2015

"...a potentially powerful leveler of family wealth and class may be as simple as engaging in picture-book reading with babies." (From a letter to the editor, The New Yorker, Feb. 2, 2015)
I used this a lot to find good books to read to our home-schooled children. Trelease helped me find Carl Sandburg's The Rootabaga Stories, and turned me on to Daniel Pinkwater, among other wonderful books. His list of good read-aloud books includes the appropriate age level, which is very helpful.


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