Books for Adults about Raising Readers


This collection of books offers advice and ideas for helping kids at every stage in their development as readers.  In the Title Sort section, we have added short discription to give you more data about the book. We are providing this list for information purposes only. There are no implied endorsements.

Books that Help Parents Connect with Their Kids by MaryAnne @ Mama Smiles blog

Title Sort [Links to points of purchase]

The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn Miller

Children’s Writer’s Word Book by Alijandra Mogilner – It has a section where you can look up a word’s grade level and also see synonyms for that word with their grade levels. Carol Hinz in a post on the Lerner Publishing Group blog

Great Books About Things Kids Love by Kathleen Odean

Helping Homeschoolers in the Library by Adrienne Furness

High Interest Low Reading Level Book List by School on Wheels (PDF)

Learning Under the Influence of Language and Literature: Making the Most of Read-Alouds Across the Day by Lester Laminack and Reba Wadsworth

The Power of Reading: Insights from the Research by Stephen Krashen – review @ Eva’s Book Addiction

Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease

Reading and Writing Grade by Grade (Revised Edition) by Lauren Resnick and Sally Hampton

Reading Writing Project Workshop Help Desk: A Quick Guide to Teaching Second-Grade Writers with Units of Study by Lucy Calkin

Recommended Books in Spanish for Children and Young Adults: 2004-2008 by Isabel Schon

Reconsidering Read-Aloud by Mary Lee Hahn

Scholastic Children’s Dictionary – Carol Hinz in a post on the Lerner Publishing Group blog

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