Reading Magic

Reading Magic

Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever

Book - 2001
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Bestselling author and literacy expert Mem Fox reveals the incredible emotional and intellectual impact reading aloud to children has on their ability to learn to read.

All parents want and expect their children to learn to read, but few realize they can get their kids on the road to reading long before they start school simply by reading aloud to them every day. With passion and humor, acclaimed author and internationally respected literacy expert Mem Fox tells readers how she herself became aware of the astonishing effects that reading aloud and bonding through books have on very young children.

She speaks of when, where, and why to read aloud and demonstrates how to read aloud to best effect and how to get the most out of a read-aloud session. She walks readers through the three secrets of reading which together make reading possible. She gives guidance on defining, choosing, and finding good books and closes with tips on dealing effectively with the challenges that sometimes arise when children are learning to read.

Filled with practical advice, activities, and inspiring true read-aloud miracles, this book is a must for every parent-and for anyone interested in how children learn to read.

Publisher: New York : Harcourt, c2001.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780151006243
Branch Call Number: j PARENT 649.58 FOX M
Characteristics: 156 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Horacek, Judy


Featured Blogs and Events

Why is Storytime Important?

Just sit right back and hear a tale, a tale from a wonderful book, that started at a storytime, held in the children’s room... Hi, I’m Linda Clay, and I am the storytime librarian for the preschool group here at the Lawrence Public Library.  It’s my goal that everyone who attends my storytime, from the children to their parents/caregivers, will have a good time.  And while we are having fun, we... (more)

From Library Staff

A favorite book among the children's staff at LPL! Mem Fox enthusiastically writes about the importance of reading with our little ones and the benefits it has on building a love of reading and other early literacy skills.

From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Quote
IndyPL_SarahB Oct 25, 2018

Children who haven't been read to don't expect print to make sense. And if children don't expect sense, they'll find learning to read very difficult.

IndyPL_SarahB Oct 25, 2018

No wonder experts tell us that children need to hear a thousand stories read aloud before they begin to read for themselves. A thousand!


Add a Comment
Jan 31, 2018

Great read for all parents of young kids on the importance of reading aloud to them and making reading fun.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at LPL

To Top