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Raise a child who loves to read.
How do children become lifelong readers? How can we, as the adults in children's lives, help them become engaged with the world of books? Those are the questions that Educational consultant Diane Frankenstein asks. Are you looking for ideas of great books to read with your children? You have to see Diane Frankenstein's new book for parents: Reading Together: Everything You Need to Know to Raise a Child Who Loves to Read. This is a wonderful resource to help parents do just this: raise a child who loves to read. Would you like to win a free copy? See below for the contest rules.
Reading Together:Reading Together suggests over 100 different books that work with children - that are fun to read, interesting, engaging. But Frankenstein goes further. She provides questions, ideas, things to think about, to help parents engage their children with reading. This book helps take what we know as parents, find books that will work with our children, and then helps us talk with our children about these stories.
Everything You Need to Know to Raise a Child Who Loves to Read
by Diane W. Frankenstein
NY: Perigree Trade, 2009.
for parents of children ages 4 - 14
The heart of the book is Story Pages: 101 books to explore with your child. For each book, Diane gives a brief summary, lists the ideas and subjects the book explores, and then shares questions to get a conversation started and help you look closer at the story, bringing it from the plot to the personal. It's a wonderful format, easy to browse but also easy to dig into. It will stay on my shelves for years to come.
Would you like to win a free copy of this wonderful resource? Diane Frankenstein has graciously donated a signed copy of Reading Together to readers of Great Kid Books. All you need to do to enter is:
1) enter a comment on the blog OR send me an email to greatkidbooks(at)gmail(dot)com
** Make sure you leave your email address so I can contact you **
2) let me know a book you've enjoyed reading with your children
2 extra entries: tell friends about Reading Together! either email friends, post on Facebook or Twitter and link to Great Kid Books!
2 extra entries: become a follower or tell me you're already a follower!
Deadline: This contest will run until Sunday, October 18th.