"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." --Emilie Buchwald
Thanks to all who participated in my recent poll concerning book titles you would recommend for the upcoming Central Ohio SCBWI conference partnership's with Nationwide Hospital's Reach Out and Read Program (details here). The random drawing has taken place, and when I pack my bags for the conference, I will include these books:
Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever!
Thanks Karen, for refreshing my mind on this author. I read his books to my kids when they were little.
Don't Slam the Door, by Dori Chaconas.
Robyn suggested this author, and I am glad to be introduced to what looks like a great children's read.
Mathilda and the Orange Balloon, by Randall de Seve.
What a fun book this must be, judging by the reviews. Elizabeth Varadan suggested this one.
Some of the suggested book titles in the comments of my previous post were familiar to me, others new--and inviting. So inviting, in fact, I will be ordering my own copies--not only these three, but others you suggested--to put on my "grandchildren's" book shelf here at home, or to tuck away for future gifts. So this has been a profitable exercise in many ways. I can't wait to hold the books in my own hands...and then give them away.
Thanks for joining in on the quest to help make more readers!
"Babies are born with the instinct to speak, the way spiders are born with the instinct to spin webs. You don't need to train babies to speak; they just do it. But reading is different." --Steven Pinker