Books About Reading

The following is a list of other books and publications celebrating the joy and vale of reading, many of which contain recommended reading lists of their own…

Best Books for Kids Who (Think They) Hate to Read: 125 Books That Will Turn Any Child into a Lifelong Reader – Laura Backes

Better Than Life – Daniel Pennac

The Between the Lions Book for Parents: Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Child Learn to Read (Linda K. Rath, Louise Kennedy)

Books Kids Will Sit Still For – Judy Freeman

Great Books About Things Kids Love – Kathleen Odean

Guys Write For Guys Read – Jon Scieszka

Honey for a Child’s Heart: The Imaginative Use of Books in Family Life – Gladys Hunt

How to Get Your Child to Love Reading – Esme Raji Codell

The Junior Book of Authors and Illustrators series – edited by Connie Rockman (8th, 9th and 10th editions)

The Kids’ Book Club Book: Reading Ideas, Recipes, Activities, and Smart Tips for Organizing Terrific Kids’ Book Clubs – Judy Gelman, Vicki Levy Krupp

The Mother-Daughter Book Club: How Ten Busy Mothers and Daughters Came Together to Talk, Laugh and Learn Through Their Love of Reading – Shireen Dodson

The New York Times Parent’s Guide to the Best Books for ChildrenEden Ross Lipson

Reading Magic – Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever – Mem Fox

Read to Me: Raising Kids Who Love to Read – Bernice E. Cullinan

The Read Aloud Handbook – Jim Trelease

Under the Chinaberry Tree: Books and Inspirations for Mindful Parenting – Anne Ruethling and Patti Pitcher

Valerie and Walter’s Best Books for Children – A Lively, Opinionated Guide – Valerie Lewis and Walter M. Mayes

Magazines, Journals and Other Publication

American Libraries magazine – Published 10 times a year by the American Library Association (ALA). www.ala.org/ala/alonline/index.cfm

The Best Children’s Books of the Year, published annually by the Children’s Book Committee of the Bank Street College of Education. www.bankstreetbooks.com

BookLinks – Published by ALA for teachers, librarians, library media specialists, booksellers, parents, and other adults interested in connecting children with high-quality books. www.ala.org/ala/productsandpublications/periodicals/booklinks/booklinks.cfm

Booklist – ALA’s weekly subscription magazine, delivering over 8,000 recommended-only reviews of books, audiobooks, reference sources, video, and DVD titles each year. Full coverage of ALA award winners, as well as the annual Editor’s Choice and Top of the List issues, ALA Notables and other “best” lists. With interviews, essays and columns, this is a wealth of useful information and lively discussion. www.ala.org/ala/booklist/booklist.cfm

Chinaberry – Excellent catalog committed to recommending wonderful, uplifting books that color life in a positive way, and to helping children grow into caring, gentle adults. www.chinaberry.com

The Horn Book Magazine and The Horn Book Guide – Distinguished journals in the field of children’s and young adult literature. www.hbook.com

Publishers Weekly – Weekly magazine for all the news of the publishing industry. Also offers the weekly “Children’s Bookshelf” newsletter online. www.publishersweekly.com

Reading Today – the bi-monthly newspaper of the International Reading Association (IRA), with news about literacy education, trends, strategies and advocacy. www.reading.org/publications/reading_today/index.html