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Oct 30

Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever (2008)

Posted on October 30, 2019 at 11:56 AM by Brian Herder

Reading Magic

Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever (2008)

Mem Fox

Mariner Books

Best-selling children's author and internationally respected literacy expert Mem Fox reveals the incredible emotional and intellectual impact reading aloud to children has on their ability to learn to read. With passion and humor, Fox speaks of when, where, and why to read aloud and demonstrates how to read aloud to best effect and get the most out of a read-aloud session. She discusses the three secrets of reading, offers guidance on defining and choosing good books, and—for this new edition—includes two new chapters on boy readers and phonics, a foreword, and a list of "Twenty Books That Children Love." Filled with practical advice, activities, and inspiring true read-aloud miracles, this book is a turn-to classic for educators and parents.


Kansas Reads to Preschoolers is an annual state-wide program by the State Library emphasizing the significance of reading to young children. Its goal is that every Kansas child up to five years old is read to during the week of November 10-16. Each year a new book is selected for statewide promotion - this year it is Karen Beaumont's I Like Myself!, which is in Kansas public libraries and will be read aloud to Kansas preschoolers throughout the entire month of November.