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

Useful Websites and Videos

How to Raise a Reader – The New York Times

The ABC’s of Active Reading – VIDEO

Scholastic’s Kids & Family Reading Report

Reading Rockets

Relevant Articles

Why Some People Become Lifelong Readers by Joe Pinsker; September 19, 2019

The Power of Relationships Study from the National Mentoring Partnership 2018

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

Study Says Reading Aloud, More Than Talking, Builds Literacy by Susan Frey; July 18, 2015; Edsource

An Evidence-based Approach to Improving Literacy Through Mentoring by Jean Rhodes; July 21, 2013; The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring


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.