The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to children--revised and updated for a new generation of readers
Recommended by "Dear Abby" upon its first publication in 1982, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic for more than three decades to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook, updated and revised by education specialist Cyndi Giorgis, discusses the benefits, the rewards, and the importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, an updated treasury of book recommendations curated with an eye for diversity, Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies for helping children of all backgrounds and abilities discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.
About the Author
Before retiring from the lecture circuit in 2008, Jim Trelease spent thirty years addressing parents, teachers, and librarians on the subjects of children, literature, and the challenges of multimedia to print. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, he was an award-winning artist and writer for the Springfield Daily News from 1963 to 1983.
Cyndi Giorgis is a professor of children's and young adult literature and Director of Teacher Preparation in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. She has been recognized for numerous university distinguished teaching awards and is the recipient of the International Literacy Association's Arbuthnot Award for Outstanding Professor of Children's and Young Adult Literature. She has chaired or served on numerous committees for awards such as the Caldecott Medal, Newbery Medal, Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, and the Orbis Picture Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for children. Cyndi is a frequent presenter at conferences.
"This book is about more than reading aloud. It's about time that parents, teachers, and children spend together in a loving, sharing way."—The Washington Post
"Now, more than ever in the age of screens, this book is needed. Jim Trelease is a national treasure. Cyndi Giorgis has done a magnificent job updating this classic for today's readers. Bravo!"—Rosemary Wells, author of the Max and Ruby series
“Reading aloud is a joyous experience for child and for parent. The Read-Aloud Handbook offers useful hints as to why the experience is so mutually rewarding and how to make it work.”—Arthur Schlesinger
"The Read-Aloud Handbook promises to give parents, teachers, and all others who care about children, reading, and the pursuit of happiness new inspiration."—The Denver Post
“Fresh, vital, and inspirational…bravo for Trelease! I urge everyone who cares about literacy—and that should include people without children—to read this book.”—Los Angeles Herald Examiner
“As I read this treasure of a book, I became more and more fascinated with its contents…I give it my unqualified recommendation.”—“Dear Abby”