The Reading Connection

The Reading Connection : Bringing Parents, Teachers, and Librarians Together

By (author) Liz Knowles , By (author) Martha Smith

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Establishing a book club is a great way to involve parents in promoting literacy to young readers. This book shows you how to start a book club in your school or community, and it provides bibliographies of literature resources for children. Suggested topics and sample book club sessions help you get started, and an extensive bibliography, arranged by genre, guides teachers, parents, and students in selecting reading material. Chapters cover read-alouds, picture books, horror stories, multicultural literature, poetry, science fiction, nonfiction and reference, bibliotherapy and problem novels, award-winning books, biographies, and books in a series. For each genre the authors offer a general overview, suggest discussion questions, provide a bibliography, and list resources for further reading. Helpful Internet addresses and additional topics are included in the concluding chapter.

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 217.9 x 285.5 x 9.9mm | 408.24g
  • 15 Feb 1997
  • ABC-CLIO
  • LIBRARIES UNLIMITED INC
  • Englewood
  • English
  • New.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1563084368
  • 9781563084362

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Author Information

Elizabeth (Liz) Knowles has served many years as Director of Professional Development and Curriculum at a large private school in south Florida and is currently a freelance writer and curriculum consultant. Martha Smith received her undergraduate degree in Library Science from Eastern Michigan University and a master's degree of education in Library Science from the University of South Florida. Martha has been a media specialist for over 20 years in the Pre-K through 8th grade setting and is currently serving as Library Media Specialist at Pine Crest School, Boca Raton, Florida.

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?This is an excellent introduction for anyone thinking of starting up a book club for parents...A valuable and very practical resource which would be a useful addition to any school librarian's bookshelf.?-Library Association Record

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