Nancy A. Anderson, EdD

Chapter 1: Introduction to Books for Children
Benefits of reading to children
Involving children with books
Understanding trends in best-selling books
Recognizing different picture book formats
Obtaining books for children
Using this book

Chapter 2: Teaching Children to Read with Literature
Letter-name and letter-sound correspondence
Concepts of print
Concept of word and speech-to-print match
Sense of story structure
Thirty-minute nightly routine

Chapter 3: Best-Selling Books for Infants and Children Ages 1-2
Bedtime
Animals
Love
First words
Alphabet
Colors
Numbers
Shapes
Other concepts
Devotional
Interaction

Chapter 4: Best-Selling Books for Children Ages 3-4
Animal fantasy
Animated object fantasy
Love
Concepts
Traditional
Songs
Realistic fiction

Chapter 5: Best-Selling Books for Children Ages 5-6
Easy-to-read books
Animal fantasy in an all-animal world
Animal fantasy in a human world
Poetry
Visual games
Concepts

Chapter 6: Best-Selling Books for Children Ages 7-8
Animal fantasy
Modern fantasy
Realistic fiction
Nonfiction
Inspirational

Chapter 7: Selecting Books to Supplement the Bestsellers
Multicultural literature
Nonfiction books
Magazines for young children
Internet sites

Glossary
Name and Title Index
Subject Index

What Should I Read Aloud?
A Guide to 200 Best-Selling Picture Books


• Written for teachers, parents, and grandparents who want guidance on picture book selection

• Contains descriptions of the all time best-selling picture books, as well as newer bestsellers

• Grouped by suggested age levels, making it easy to locate good books for your children

• Annotated with title, author, illustrator, page length, current publisher, and original copyright year, followed by synopsis

• Information on how best to share picture books with young children and help them learn to read

• Features comprehensive indexes with titles, authors, illustrators, topics, themes, and genres

Selected Works

Nonfiction
Providing guidance for teachers, parents, and grandparents on books to select for their children, based on sales for the past 100 years