Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Resources for great read alouds

Sometimes families are looking for a great family read-aloud-- a chapter book, a picture book, some short stories -- there are so many possibilities! My go-to sources are listed below. I hope you will find them helpful to you!

Some print resources: 

The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease

This classic treasury of titles includes annotated lists of books that your child(ren) may enjoy.

How to Get Your Child to Love Reading by Esme Raji Codell

Another thick and dynamic volume of books ideas that your family may enjoy.

Some online resources:

Marley Dias was discouraged by the small number of books she could find with black girls as the main characters. She set out to read and make a list of 1000 books with girls like her as the main character. You can find her list here: http://grassrootscommunityfoundation.org/1000-black-girl-books-resource-guide/

The Children's Book a Day Almanac created by Anita Silvey, a well-respected expert in children's books. http://childrensbookalmanac.com/

Reading Rockets/ Colorin Colorado: A website in English and Spanish to help caregivers find great books for kids.  http://www.readingrockets.org/   http://www.colorincolorado.org/