Reading Magic (Paperback)

Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever

By Mem Fox, Judy Horacek (Illustrator)

Mariner Books, 9780156035101, 208pp.

Publication Date: July 7, 2008

List Price: 14.99*
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Description

The must-have guide to reading with children, now in a new and revised edition

 

Best-selling children's author and internationally respected literacy expert Mem Fox reveals the incredible emotional and intellectual impact reading aloud to children has on their ability to learn to read. With passion and humor, Fox speaks of when, where, and why to read aloud and demonstrates how to read aloud to best effect and get the most out of a read-aloud session. She discusses the three secrets of reading, offers guidance on defining and choosing good books, and—for this new edition—includes two new chapters on boy readers and phonics, a foreword, and a list of "Twenty Books That Children Love." Filled with practical advice, activities, and inspiring true read-aloud miracles, this book is a turn-to classic for educators and parents.



About the Author

MEM FOX is the author of many acclaimed books, including Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Possum Magic, Koala Lou, Time for Bed, and, for adults, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.


JUDY HORACEK is the creator of the cartoons in Mem Fox's Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She also writes and illustrates books of her own and creates cartoons that are featured regularly in national magazines and newspapers in Australia. She lives in Dickson, Australia.


Praise For Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever

PRAISE FOR READING MAGIC
 
"In short, vivacious chapters, Fox describes the sheer, rollicking joy of sharing books with babies and pre-schoolers."—The Toronto Star
 
PRAISE FOR MEM FOX

"Fox writes with a light touch, going straight to the heart of preschool concerns with affection and wit."—The New York Times Book Review

 

 


"I would urge everyone to get a copy and read it. It is, quite simply, excellent.... If you're not a dad, pass this along to one. Encourage fathers or other male role models to read to children and watch the magic happen."

— Kendal Rautzhan

"I would urge everyone to get a copy and read it. It is, quite simply, excellent.... If you're not a dad, pass this along to one. Encourage fathers or other male role models to read to children and watch the magic happen." 

— Kendal Rautzhan

"If you're not a dad, pass this along to one. Encourage fathers or other male role models to read to children, and watch the magic happen!"


— Reading Rockets