Book Reviews

Shining a light on books we love

Choosing a Great Read-Aloud, Part II: Laughter and Empathy

In Part I, we looked at how subject matter and illustrations help engage the child by setting up interaction. Humor achieves a similar effect, particularly for the young.


Quick List, Humorous:
Dr. Seuss
Rylant, Cynthia. Henry and Mudge.
Sciezka, Jon.… (Read more)

THE BOOK OF THREE by Lloyd Alexander

While I’m sure my Kindergarten and First Grade teachers must have read aloud to my class, the first time I ever recall a teacher reading a book aloud was in fifth grade, and that book was Lloyd Alexander’s The Book of Three.… (Read more)