The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease is a classic that every elementary and middle school teacher and librarian should be familiar with. What started as little booklet that the author self-published in 1979 to encourage other parents to read aloud and talk about books with their kids became a phenomenon that was was named by Penguin in 2010 as one of the seventy-five most important books published in the company's 75 year history.
The 7th edition was published in June and includes new research findings, book recommendations, and discussions of the impact of eBooks and tablets.
We have ordered a copy for each elementary and middle school library.
Side note: This would be a great book study to be led by the librarian. I'm just sayin'...