On Reading

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)

Choosing a Great Read-Aloud

What makes a great read-aloud book, one that engages a child, whether on your lap or in a group setting?

In this blog series, we’ll look at some of the elements that make a great read-aloud book for preschool through sixth grade, with the goal of engaging the child: illustration, laughter, empathy, and language, including specific genres such as picture books, tall tales and folk tales, first chapter books, and middle-grade novels.… (Read more)