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Ten Terrific Books To Help Your Child Choose Books 

 By Erin Nguyen, Children’s Department, Knox County Public Library


How to Get Your Child to Love Reading

by Esme Raji Codell

Teacher, librarian, and reading expert Codell assists parents of babies through middle schoolers in developing their children into lifelong readers through lists of recommended titles focused on a variety of child-friendly topics as well as ideas and activities to extend the reading experience.



The Barnes & Noble Guide to Children’s Books 

selected by Kaylee N. Davis

Children’s book specialist Davis has provided over 1000 book reviews designed to help parents find just the right book for their child at every age, and the book is further enhanced with essays written by notable authors and illustrators in the field of children’s literature.



1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up edited 

by Julia Eccleshare

You’ll never run out of titles to choose from with this great collection of recommended reads, which includes classic and contemporary titles, selected by children’s literature experts from around the world.


Raising Bookworms 

by Emma Walton Hamilton

Through creative strategies, tips, and activities, the author provides advice on helping young people discover–or rediscover–the joy of reading.


Help Me Get Ready to Read 

by Susan Marx & Barbara Kasok

In this valuable resource for parents reading aloud to their preschool children in order to prepare them to read on their own, the authors (both educators themselves) provide lists of recommended titles as well as suggested activities for some of the books that further develop pre-reading skills.


The Reading Promise 

by Alice Ozma

You’ll be inspired to read aloud to your child, even after he or she becomes an independent reader, by this memoir about Alice and her father, a school librarian, who began a streak of daily reading sessions that lasted until Alice’s first day of college (a list of their favorite titles is included).



Book Crush 

by Nancy Pearl

Librarian, lecturer, and NPR contributor Pearl brings her insight for connecting readers with the right books to children and their parents with over 100 lists of recommended titles for children birth to teen which are organized by topics of interest.



A Parent’s Guide to the Best Kids’ Comics 

by Scott Robins & Snow Wildsmith

Graphic novels, books that tell stories in comic-strip form, have been growing in popularity over the years, and the authors of this book provide reviews and recommendations to guide parents in the selection of age-appropriate titles for their children, with full-color samples from each of the reviewed titles included.



A Family of Readers 

by Roger Sutton & Martha V. Parravano

From the editors of The Horn Book Magazine, one of the leading review journals of books for young readers, comes a book designed to help adults who are passionate about reading share their love of reading with children through recommended titles for both listeners and independent readers.


The Read-Aloud


by Jim Trelease

The seventh edition of the classic bestseller on reading aloud to children will inspire you to read to your children as well as suggest hundreds of tried and true titles from which to choose.

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