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

Reading Rockets Read Aloud Page

Relevant Articles

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

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

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

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