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How to Grow a Young Reader

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In an age of electronic games, TV, videos, and the Internet…You can raise a book lover.

Reading opens up a lifetime of learning and delight to children. In How to Grow a Young Reader, Kathryn Lindskoog and Ranelda Mack Hunsicker offer suggestions for creating a reader-friendly home, truths about how literature strengthens character development, and helpful strategies for
Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 18th 2002 by Shaw Books (first published April 15th 1999)
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Lisa Munoz
Mar 02, 2011 Lisa Munoz rated it really liked it
I think the title of this book is a bit deceptive. I gathered it would be about finding ways to encourage your child to read and grow to love it. Instead I found a fascinating book chock full of suggestions of wonderful read-alouds and children's books. There are suggestions for Classic literature all the way up to the copyright date of the book.

I think what thrilled me the most about this book was that many of the suggested books also included brief biographies about the author. What inspired t
Nov 17, 2014 Kayla added it
Albeit a bit outdated now, this book has a thorough list of books, old and new(er... the book was revised and updated in 2002). The resource list will help me compile books I might not have found otherwise -- books for read-alouds in particular. I don't think my 2 year old is quite ready for chapter books on his own. :)
This book was just okay in comparison to some other excellent resources: Honey for a Child's Heart, Books Children Love, Books that Build Character, Children of a Greater God, etc.

P.S. As much as we'd like to think so, there is no secret formula for creating voracious readers. We followed all the tips with our children and half of them love to read. And half of them don't.
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