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

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

and#160;

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, andand#8212;for this new editionand#8212;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,andnbsp;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.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword   xi

Chapter One
The Foot Book Miracle   1

Chapter Two
The Magic in Action   5

Chapter Three
Birth, Brains, and Beyond   13

Chapter Four
The Power   25

Chapter Five
Keep It Regular   31

Chapter Six
And Do It Like This   39

Chapter Seven
Getting the Most Out of It   53

Chapter Eight
The Proof   75

Chapter Nine
The First Secret of Reading:
The Magic of Print   79

Chapter Ten
The Second Secret of Reading:
The Magic of Language   87

Chapter Eleven
The Third Secret of Reading:
The Magic of General Knowledge   103

Chapter Twelve
What Happens When the Three Secrets
of Reading Come Together?   109

Chapter Thirteen
"Book! Book! Book!"   125

Chapter Fourteen
Television: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly   143

Chapter Fifteen
Troubleshooting   149

Chapter Sixteen
Phokissing on Fonix   157

Chapter Seventeen
Boys and Reading   173

Twenty Books That Children Love   191

Acknowledgments   193

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156035101
Author:
Fox, Mem
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Illustrator:
Horacek, Judy
Author:
Horacek, Judy
Subject:
Children's Literature - Storytelling
Subject:
Activities
Subject:
Child Development
Subject:
Children's Literature
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Storytelling
Subject:
Oral reading
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second Edition, Updated and Revised
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white line art throughout
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.43 lb

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