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Family Favorites


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Family Favorites

  1. 1. New Family Favorites Books for families to read and sharePicture BooksGrandpa Green by Lane Smith A sentimental look at an aging grandparent. Knuffle Bunny by Mo WillemsBall for Daisy by Chris Raschka Trixie loses her beloved bunny and speaks her A wordless story of a dog playing with a first excited words. favorite toy. Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton JusterAll the World by Liz Garton Scanlon A young biracial girl delights in visiting her A poetic look at the simple things that make grandparents. life great.Family Read-aloudsToys Go Out by Emily Jenkins Cheshire Cheese Cat by Carmen Agra Deedy The first book in a series chronicling the A community of mice ally with a choose-loving adventures of two stuffed animals and a cat in the famous Cheshire Cheese Inn. (Ages mystery creature. (Ages 4 to 8) 8 to 12)Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne CollinsDiCamillo First in a fantasy series that begins with 11 A toy rabbit travels across the country after he year-old Gregor and his little sister being is separated from the girl who loves him. pulled into an underground world. (Ages 8 to (Ages 7 to 10) 12)Whittington by Alan Armstrong An animal fantasy with a retelling of an English folktale. (Ages 9 to 12) Raising Readers Ideas for creating a literacy rich environment for your family • Create a literacy legacy. What are your childhood favorites? Your child may find a window into your perspective and values in your reading experiences. • Read aloud often. Bedtime stories can set a soothing tone to the nighttime routine, but dont limit reading aloud to just your down time. Books can also be energizing. • Let your child choose their own books. This is especially important as kids get older, but even preschoolers may have specific reading tastes if you give them room to choose. • Make books accessible. Create a home library with age-appropriate books where kids can reach them. • Visit your local library regularly. It isnt just about borrowing books. Storytimes and other library programs are great ways to connect with literacy and your community. • Choose books that connect with your childs experiences. Read about holidays, seasons, and other events that show kids that books are relevant to their lives. • Share your favorite books by giving them as gifts or participating in a book exchange at your childs school or in your neighborhood.Books about Books for Parents & EducatorsA Family of Readers by Roger SuttonA guide for parents who want to raise readers with advice for sharing books and book recommendations.Beyond Bedtime Stories by V. Susan Bennett-ArmisteadVery practical guide for parents of preschoolers to encourage reading and early literacy.The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim TreleasePresents the latest research on the importance of reading aloud to children. Mindy Rhiger, MLS – April 2012