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"S"ince writing his million-copy bestseller, The Read-Aloud Handbook, in 1982, Jim Trelease has traveled to all 50 states and abroad, advocating the benefits of reading aloud to children.

IN doing so, he's won the applause of both teachers and parents for his pleas in behalf of literacy efforts that contain less "pain" and more focus on turning books into friends, not enemies.

WHILE more than 60 colleges use his Handbook as a text for education students, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, and Spanish editions now reach parents and teachers worldwide, even inspiring the successful "All of Poland Reads to Kids" campaign in Europe.

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FREE Reading Brochures & Posters — the perfect handouts!
If you're looking for concise, single-page brochures (or posters) aimed at parents that include highlights from Jim's seminars, films, and books, check out "Reading Handouts for Parents" for free downloads.

 
NEW READ-ALOUD HANDBOOK • 7th Ed.

Complete with new children's titles and recomendations, as well as old favorites, this NEW EDITION has the latest news on reading aloud, SSR, libraries in the e-book age, boys' learning habits, and the latest findings on digital learning (good news and bad). This is Jim's "retirement" edition.

 

image of dice and stack of booksTake the gamble out of your
read-aloud choices!
Jim Trelease's Treasury of Read-Alouds offers hundreds of choices for all ages.

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JIM TRELEASE'S RETIREMENT LETTER

Looking back on the highs and lows of 30 years on the education lecture circuit, along with 7 book editions, there were some unforgettable moments, along with much fun.

image of earMEANINGFUL DIFFERENCES
The huge (and 'secret') differences in vocabulary between rich, working class, and poverty children, and how it impacts school scores.
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image of watch dogCensorship and children's literature
Are they watch dogs or mad dogs? Sometimes it's hard to tell, so be prepared. Eight pages of issues and answers.

mage of child and rain gutter book shelvesRain Gutters for Book Shelves?
You can make your shelves look like Barnes & Noble's via your local hardware store — and it's inexpensive. RAIN GUTTERS!

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img=toothpaste and brushWHEN a school superintendent had enough of the absurdities in state testing, he wrote and distributed a parody that will leave you thinking (and smiling):
No Dentist Left Behind.
img=mah formulaSchramm's Fraction of Selection
Check out the simple math equation explaining why some literate people read a lot and others read very little. Then apply it to children.

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NOW you can view an eight-minute segment from Jim Trelease's film as a Flash video here online.
image of buring school notebookThe damage of NCLB & Reading First
Follow the trail of destruction left by No Child Left Behind, including the corruption and chicanery in the Texas "education miracle."
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bookshelfSCHOOL LIBRARY MYSTERY:

Solved—the case of the book thief, the judge, and the author with the risqué covers.

• • How to read a book you DON'T want to read • •
Jim's nine-minute video can be seen on YouTube and Vimeo now, and can be embedded freely in your school or library web page. It also can be viewed here. Aimed at reluctant teen and preteen readers, it applies as well to reluctant adult readers—maybe to us all.

img=CDimg=DVDFILM AND AUDIO PROGRAMS
Jim Trelease's programs are now available in CD and DVD formats, complete with an additional 25 minutes as a CD-bonus and an 8-minute DVD bonus. Author Wilson Rawls' (Where the Red Fern Grows) heart-warming life story, told in his own words, also is available as a CD. Details at Products.

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