How to Get Your Child to Love Reading: Exploring Everything in the World Through Books
Teaching Reading For Ravenous and Reluctant Readers Alike
The subtitle says it all! "For ravenous and reluctant readers alike: Activities, ideas, and inspiration for exploring everything in the world through books." With over 3,000 hand-picked titles and descriptions, as well as craft and storytime ideas and tips on how to read aloud and tell stories, this 475-page book of books will take its unashamed place on the shelf beside venerated volumes like Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook and Hunt's Honey for a Child's Heart.
Book-of the-Month Club selection and Children's Book-of the-Month Club selection.
How To Get Your Child To Love Reading - Activities, ideas, and inspiration for exploring everything in the world through books
from the back cover: Esm Codell has created an indispensable resource that will empower even the busiest parents and the most unengaged children to include literature in their lives. She proves that reading is more than a skill. It's an adventure.
What You'll Find Inside "Love Reading"
What's inside this book on teaching reading:
from the back cover:
* Over 3,000 hand-picked titles on every subject under the sun
* Hundreds of child-tested, teacher-approved craft ideas, storytimes, book-based parties, mad-scientist experiments, cooking forays, website recommendations, and reading club activities
* Reassuring and simple approaches to reading aloud with children from birth through eighth grade
* Support for parents of reluctant readers and enriching ideas for eager readers
* Extensive indexes for locating books by subject, author, and title
* Suggestions for volunteer activities and for getting involved
* Easy access to award-winning books
* Exciting ways to reward reading progress
Make a Storytelling Apron
You can make a storytelling apron by using a strong needle and sewing machine to attach a pocket of clear, durable plastic to any ordinary apron. Find heavy plastic (the kind that protects tablecloth) at hardware stores. While you or the children tell a story, the book can be displayed in the pocket. Or just "wear a book" and be a walking advertisement. My apron has lettering over the pocket that asks, "Have you read this?"
One sample of the storytelling tips
that abound in this book!
"Publishers Weekly" Starred Review
"An exuberant treasure trove for parents who want to help their children develop a love of reading."
"Codell ... resists grouping books by age level, explaining, "don't let somebody else's scoring system define your child, and don't let reading levels level your child's love of reading." Instead, she offers a simple method for determining whether a book is too difficult while pointing out that kids may listen on a much higher level than they read. The witty, comical "Madame Esme" (as she calls herself) offers scores of thematic book lists parents can use to inspire young readers, ranging from topics as diverse as medieval England to dinosaurs or hiccups. Covering a vast spectrum of subjects and authors, Codell casts a wide net as she builds a magical literary bridge between home and school. With appendixes of Caldecott and Newbery winners present and past, the book is akin to having one's own personal children's librarian at one's fingertips. Codell creates a contagious enthusiasm for the enormous value of children's literature, which will leave parents primed for their next trip to the library or bookstore." ~ Publishers Weekly
Don't let scoring systems define your child [nor] reading levels level your child's love of reading.
Esm Raji Codell runs the popular children's literature website PlanetEsme and is the author of the bestselling memoir Educating Esm and Sahara Special, a novel for children. Her public radio reading earned first place for national education reporting from the Education Writers Association. She has been a classroom teacher, school librarian, and children's bookseller. She lives in Chicago with her husband and son.
- Planet Esm
A www.onderful world of children's literature!