OverviewThis authoritative guide—with a core focus on reading readiness and helping position children to succeed in school—offers more than 300 age-appropriate and subject-specific book selections from librarians for reading time with children. From board and picture books to hot new books, these recommendations reflect family, community, play, and the environment. Mirroring a child's world as they grow and mature, chapters include segments on reading together, friendship, places near and far, and making believe. These titles have been culled from the American Library Association's “best” lists and professional review journals.
Reviews"Zvirin, a former Books for Youth editor for Booklist, has assembled this expert and invaluable collection. Nine sections, including 'First Reads,' 'Families,' 'Friendships,' and 'The Natural World,' contain richly annotated lists of recommended titles published during the last 10 years." —www.BooklistOnline.com
Author BiographyStephanie Zvirin is an editor for the American Library Association (ALA) where she acquires and develops professional books for ALA Editions and edits the ALA Editions' Children’s Programming Monthly magazine. She was previously Books for Youth editor at Booklist Magazine, review journal of the ALA. She is a former teacher and a library director, and is the author of The Best Years of Their Lives. Her articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, such as Book Links, Chicago Parent Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times. She lives in Chicago.