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Oct 30

Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook: Eighth Edition (2019)

Posted on October 30, 2019 at 11:55 AM by Brian Herder

Jim Trelease

Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook: Eighth Edition (2019)

Jim Trelease and Cyndi Georgis

Penguin Books

Recommended by "Dear Abby" upon its first publication in 1982, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic for more than three decades to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook, updated and revised by education specialist Cyndi Giorgis, discusses the benefits, the rewards, and the importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, an updated treasury of book recommendations curated with an eye for diversity, Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies for helping children of all backgrounds and abilities discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.


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.