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Amy Sakowicz (Reading Consultant):
Author's Birthdays
Building a Family Library
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Raising a Reader
Reading Outside the Book
Create a Reading Environment
Family Learning
Tips for Kindergarten Parents
Tips for 1st Grade Parents
Tips for 2nd Grade Parents
Helpful Websites for Kids
Homework Help
Helping Your Child Succeed in School
Reading Aloud
Choosing Good Books
Motivating Kids to Read
Magnetic Letters
Four Things Every Parent Must Know
Fostering an Environment Conducive to Reading
Kindergarten Sight Words
Miss Soto's Literacy Legacy
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Choosing Good Books

Good books can inspire your children, expand their imaginations, and help them become better learners.  Parents can encourage reading in many ways, but experts agree that choosing good books is an essential first step.  You can help your children choose books that will captivate their attention and show them the joy reading can bring.  The more they like to read, the more they will read.

What makes a good children's book?

A good children's book interests the children who read it and makes them want to read more.  Some such books appear regularly on lists of recommended children's reading.  These are the books that appeal to many youngsters and have won the respect of librarians and educators.  The real test of a "good" book, however, is your children's reactions to it.  Take your cue from them.  Trust your instincts and your children's judgment as you explore the world of children's literature together.


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