Autumn is my favorite time of year! Crisp cool air, beautiful sunlight, changing leaves, vibrant colors, wood fires, spicy smells from yummy baking ... it's a pleasant season. And it's a great time to cozy up with your kiddos to read and create warm memories.
So ... we're celebrating reading aloud in the Youth Services area with a Read-Aloud display! Come on by to peruse fun, wacky, charming, thrilling reads. Do you have a favorite childhood read-aloud or a book your kids just love to hear you read now? Let us know, and we'll add it to our display!
You'll also find tips, advice, and reasons why you should read-aloud as part of our display, courtesy of Jim Trelease, author of a great title - The Read-Aloud Handbook (which is available at your local library :)). In this useful book, you'll get suggestions for picture books, short novels, poetry, fairy tales, and more. Keeping us current, he's added to his book by posting additional, newer title ideas on his website, too.
The Indiana Library Federation also has an award/list of which I just recently became aware: Read Aloud Books Too Good to Miss. In the four lists published so far, you'll find great, current read-aloud ideas for the whole family.
And in our era of modern technology, you don't even really have to leave home to catch a good read-aloud ... you can just download and check one out to your e-reader (now including your Kindle) with Overdrive. We have just recently added several new juvenile titles to our collection, so don't miss out!
However you find and procure a great book to read-aloud, we hope that you will read out loud to your children in the coming month! It's great for you and your kids.