Last weekend, I taught an hour-long class at Pinners Conference called Bringing Up Bookworms: Tips, Tricks, and Titles.
I've spoken at a number of conferences over the past few years, but it's always been blogging related, so it was delightful to get to talk about books and reading for a change.
My presentation was meant to give parents ideas for creating a family culture of reading from birth on, with suggestions for reading together and independently at each stage along with book titles for each of those stages.
If you're interested, you can check out the presentation here, and I've linked below all the previous blog posts that go into more detail about each of the stages I talked about, plus the books I recommended. Happy Reading!
Tips for reading with a baby
Favorite Board Books:
Barnyard Dance • Piggies • Caps for Sale • Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? • Calling All Animals • Baby Talk • Jamberry
Where to find new book suggestions
Favorite Picture Books:
Duck! Rabbit! • The Book with No Pictures • Where's Walrus? • Not a Stick • No Sleep for the Sheep • Chester • Miss Nelson is Missing! • Tuesday
Tips for Visiting the Library
Favorite Early Chapter Books:
Penny and Her Song • The Princess in Black • Mercy Watson • Tales of Amanda Pig • George and Martha • Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same • Arthur's Pen Pal • Elephant and Piggie
Tricks for starting chapter book read-alouds
Favorite Read Alouds:
Ramona the Pest • The Children of Noisy Village • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • Toys Go Out • Mrs. Piggle Wiggle • B is for Betsy • Half Magic • Charlotte's Web
Why Audiobooks Are Great for Kids
How to Get Your Child Hooked on Audiobooks
Favorite Elementary Series:
The Boxcar Children • Geronimo Stilton • A to Z Mysteries • Heidi Heckelbeck • The Time Warp Trio • The Tail of Emily Windsnap • Babymouse • Ivy and Bean