Resources Created or Compiled by Read to a Child

Why We Insist that Volunteers, Not Students, Read Aloud

Program FAQ

Program Policies

Engaging Your Student

Engaging Your Student – From Volunteer Manual

Making Connections

Tips for Book Selection

Tips for Book Selection – From Volunteer Manual

How to Choose a Book

Reading Up


The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease

Additional resources from Jim Trelease available on his website.

Reading Magic by Mem Fox

Read-aloud tips by Mem Fox here.

Useful Websites

Children’s Literacy Foundation

Relevant Articles

Want to Raise Your Child to Love Reading? Read These Secrets by Maria Russo; June 29, 2017; New York Times Insider

Literacy Builds Life Skills as Well as Language Skills by Perri Klass, M.D.; Oct. 16, 2017; The New York Times “The Checkup”

Why Reading Aloud to Kids is Important by Sedley Abercrombie; April 28, 2017; Journal of the American Association of School Librarians

Reasons to Read Aloud to Children by K. Polette Updated on May 1, 2014; Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall