READY, SET, READ! – Language and Literacy Resources

“The most powerful words in the English language are ‘Tell me a story.” – Pat Conroy

Online Resources:

Resources for Selecting High-Quality Children’s Literature  – John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Education Department

A Guide to Choosing and Using the Best Books for Children  – National Science Teachers Association

Read Kiddo Read

Book Resources: 

  • Books Kids Will Sit Still For by Judy Freeman
  • Choosing Books for Children: A Common Sense Guide by Betsy Hearne
  • How to Choose Good Books for Kids by Kate H. McMullan
  • The New Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease
  • Read to Me:Raising Kids Who Love to Read by Bernice E. Cullinun
  • The New York Times Parent Guide to the Best Books for Children by Eden Ross Lipson

Thank you to our partner, Mary Polk, with the Faulkner County Library for helping us find some great resources to share with you!


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