Jim Trelease


Born
in Orange, New Jersey, The United States
March 23, 1941

Website


A graduate of the University of Massachusetts ('63) and native of New Jersey (Orange, Union and North Plainfield), Jim Trelease was for 20 years an award-winning artist and journalist before turning his career toward education in 1979 when he wrote the first edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook.

Now the grandfather of three boys and two girls, he resides with his wife Susan in Enfield, Connecticut.

from http://www.trelease-on-reading.com/bi...
...more

Average rating: 4.39 · 6,218 ratings · 990 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Read-Aloud Handbook

4.41 avg rating — 5,926 ratings — published 1982 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hey! Listen to This: Storie...

4.25 avg rating — 170 ratings — published 1992 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Read All about It!

3.97 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 1993 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Raise a Reader Set: The Rea...

by
4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1990
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mulana Vachun Dakhava Ani T...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Once upon a Time

by
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2006
Rate this book
Clear rating
Read-Aloud Rhymes for the V...

by
4.11 avg rating — 369 ratings — published 1986 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Comics to Classics: A Guide...

by
2.70 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1988 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Literacy 21st Century& Read...

by
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2003
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Jim Trelease…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“A nation that does not read much does not know much. And a nation that does not know much is more likely to make poor choices in the home, the marketplace, the jury box, and the voting booth. And those decisions ultimately affect the entire nation...the literate and illiterate.”
Jim Trelease

“The more you read, the better you get, the more better you get, the more you like it; and the more you like it, the more you do it.”
Jim Trelease, The Read-Aloud Handbook

“Children whose families take them to museums and zoos, who visit historic sites, who travel abroad, or who camp in remote areas accumulate huge chunks of background knowledge without even studying. For the impoverished child lacking the travel portfolio of affluence, the best way to accumulate background knowledge is by either reading or being read to.”
Jim Trelease, The Read-Aloud Handbook

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The History Book ...: GARRET'S 50 BOOKS READ IN 2011 33 71 Mar 27, 2011 09:39PM  
The Seasonal Read...: Happy Birthday to... 673 593 Apr 20, 2012 06:36AM  
The Book Challenge: Amanda's Book Challenge 2012 - Finished Challenge 156 111 Jan 08, 2013 01:04PM  
Literary Exploration: The Hard Challenge - 2013 198 341 Dec 24, 2013 01:51AM  
Literary Exploration: The Insane Challenge - 2013 385 491 Dec 30, 2013 07:32PM  
A Million More Pages: This topic has been closed to new comments. January Gryffindor House Game 226 149 Feb 02, 2015 11:45AM  
A Million More Pages: This topic has been closed to new comments. JAN 2015: New Year's Resolutions 236 134 Feb 02, 2015 11:52AM  
Children's Books: Guides & surveys 31 51 Jul 20, 2016 07:36PM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Jim to Goodreads.