Do you want to help your child develop a love of reading?
Do you want to develop a special relationship with your grandchild?
Are you wondering how to tackle sensitive subjects with your youngster?
What books will help you achieve these goals? Where do you begin?
Pick up this book. After twenty years as an elementary teacher-librarian in Palo Alto, the author helps you address these concerns with this very helpful guide. If you are a parent, grandparent, teacher, or caregiver, her tips for reading with children and selecting books children love will help you to engender a love of reading and create a special bond with your child. Different genres and types of books are described and explained. Expectations for specific age and grade reading levels are provided. The guide follows the rhythm of the child's school year, covering topics so important to children, including the start of school, making friends, the seasons, holidays, and family life. Titles to support writing, science, history, and many more subjects are included as well as books that are just plain fun to read. Many of the time-tested works allow opportunities for you and your child to discuss how to prepare, and handle challenging life situations. Important but delicate topics such as bullying behavior, sexual identity, illness, death, and divorce are also listed. It's time to get started!