How to Raise A Reader

How to Raise A Reader

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Do you remember your first visit to where the wild things are? How about curling up for hours on end to discover the secret of the Philosopher's Stone? Combining clear, practical advice with inspiration, wisdom, tips, and curated reading lists, How to Raise a Reader, from the authors of the original and viral New York Times Books feature, shows you how to instil the joy and time-stopping pleasure of reading. Divided into four sections, from baby through teen, and each illustrated by a different artist, this book offers something useful on every page, whether it's how to develop rituals around reading or build a family library, or ways to engage a reluctant reader. A fifth section, 'More Books to Love: By Theme and Reading Level,' is chockful of expert recommendations. Throughout, the authors debunk common myths, assuage parental fears, and deliver invaluable lessons in a positive and easy-to-act-on way.
Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing, [2019]
Copyright Date: 2019
ISBN: 9781523505302
Branch Call Number: 649.58 PAU 2019-09
Characteristics: xii, 202 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm


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This book shows you how to instill the joy and time-stopping pleasure of reading, from baby to teen. How to Raise a Reader explores topics such as: how to develop rituals around reading, building a family library and engaging a reluctant reader. Throughout, the authors debunk common myths, assuag... Read More »

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Aug 01, 2020

What better way to bond with a child than to curl up together and read a (some) good book(s)! This incredible resource will help any parent or guardian foster a love of reading in their child. It includes tips on reading out loud, starting in the womb an continuing right up to when your child decides they prefer to read on their own.

JCLChrisK May 21, 2020

Wonderful. I want to buy a copy for every expecting and new (and not new) parent I know, as it distills everything I could think to tell them (and more) from my 20+ year career as a librarian into clear, concise tidbits. The reading recommendations are excellent; the advice (and philosophy behind it) indispensable. I've said many of the same things myself, but they say it better. If you have children, this book is for you.

Nov 14, 2019

A very practical guide to help parents get their children reading. I like the suggested reading lists. They are very useful and include popular titles. A chapter that will be of particular interest is the one focusing on middle grade years and trying to bridge the gap between picture books and easy readers to chapter books and traditional novels.

debwalker Oct 09, 2019

Foundation of all learning.

mazinwhistler Oct 07, 2019

I came across this book earlier this year in books to come in 2019 list and placed a purchase recommendation at my library. I've been waiting patiently for it and was excited when it was finally released this past month. I thoroughly enjoyed the writing style of both authors and more so the content of the book. My favourite was the different lists of books to read for each age at the end of each chapter - as a result I have now read a bunch of new picture books to my three year old and they have been great! It has expanded both mine and his reading repertoire. A great resource for parents looking to instill a lifetime love of reading in their children.

Sep 28, 2019

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Aug 20, 2019

I am a Youth Librarian and I found this to be full of practical tips on turning children into lifetime readers. Tips are organized by age and the book has an almost conversational style -- like chatting at a playgroup. Includes colorful illustrations and well-organized recommendations. They mentioned many of my favorites and gave me some ideas for my next school visit. The librarian in me was cheering as they mentioned the many benefits of having a library card and visiting your local library. The mom in me looked back on raising my own children and saw some strategies that had worked as the book promised. Finally, the reader in me has a whole list of books to add to my TBR list. Joy!

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