Jim Trelease’s Read-Aloud Handbook: Eighth Edition
Featured Education Book – June, 2020
If you don’t already know about this book, I’d like to introduce you to a new best friend. For nearly
three decades, the guidance found in Jim Trelease’s Read-Aloud Handbook has helped millions of
parents and teachers turn millions of children into lifelong readers. Newly updated in 2020 by educator
Cyndi Giorgis, this Eighth Edition offers reliable expertise on the innumerable benefits of reading aloud.
It includes an enhanced and robustly diverse compendium of not-to-be-missed, riveting read-aloud
selections. With this book as a teaching and parenting aid, you’re sure to help more learners discover
their own “home run books” and set off on that rewarding journey of becoming a reader.
“This book is about more than reading aloud. It’s about time that parents, teachers, and children spend
together in a loving, sharing way.”
The Washington Post
“Now, more than ever in the age of screens, this book is needed. Jim Trelease is a national treasure.
Cyndi Giorgis has done a magnificent job updating this classic for today’s readers. Bravo!”
Rosemary Wells, author of the Max and Ruby series and Read to Your Bunny
“Like its predecessors, this is an excellent choice to recommend to parents and also useful for beginning
teachers and librarians. Libraries that possess the seventh edition should consider replacing it with this
more current version.”
School Library Journal