From the Back Cover
Ignite a lifetime love of reading in children and discover some new classics yourself
Whether you're a teacher or parent, you've done Goodnight, Moon and Where the Wild Things Are a million times. You want more unusual books to inspire your children to fall in love with reading. There's a wide world of great stories out there, and this guide makes discovering them easy and fun.
You get a whole year's worth of entertainment with hundreds of picture books to keep you and kids ages 2-8 from getting bored. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday is brought to life with titles like My Brother Martin by Christine King Farris. Looking for a fun idea in March? Celebrate National Pig Day and have a squealing good time with Swine Divine by Jan Carr. For May, there's a literary tribute to mothers, featuring crowd-pleasers like I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt.
A complete guide to making the most of children's literature, this book gives you:
- A calendar format that follows seasons, holidays, and other milestones
- Hundreds of kid-tested, teacher-approved recommendations for every week of the year
- Themes coded for school-subject tie-ins, such as math and science
- A detailed reading strategy after each chapter, complete with instructions for implementing it into the lesson
- A variety of indexes, so you can access books by title, author, and subject
With this unique, inspiring guide, you'll give your kids a head start on book smarts that will last a lifetime.
About the Author
Sheila Edwards, Ed.D., has worked as a reading specialist in public elementary schools for more than thirty years. She lives in Woodland, California.