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Episode Info: In today’s episode, I’m joined by the woman who recently faced the daunting challenge of updating Jim Trelease’s much beloved Read-Aloud Handbook. Cyndi Giorgis takes us behind the scenes of updating The Read-Aloud Handbook, and some of the interesting (and most surprising!) bits what she learned during the process. In this episode, you’ll hear: what’s in the Read-Aloud Handbook‘s whole new chapter (it’s a good one) updates about audiobooks and other technology the most important thing Cyndi learned in her research about reading aloud I also answer a listener question about the best picture book treasuries to invest in right now. (We’ve updated our list of favorite picture book treasuries.) Click the play button below to start listening: Listener Guide: 2:16 WOW! Writers on Writing 3:40 Best bang-for-your-buck treasuries 7:02 Meet Cyndi Giorgis and The Read-Aloud Handbook 8:20 Working with Jim Trelease 9:55 A daunting task 11:09 Visual Literacy 14:13 Graphic novels 15:45 Living in technological times 16:48 Time spent reading to our children is a gift 19:18 The influence of dads 21:42 Recommendation time! 26:58 Balancing classics and new books 28:56 The impact of ‘The Read-Aloud Handbook’ 34:00 Let the Kids Speak Quotes to remember: “Read it to me is a test. Let me read it to you is a gift.” – Katherine Paterson “The Read-Aloud Handbook was the first time I realized that reading-aloud was a good all unto its own, not just something you do until your kids can read to themselves.” – Sarah Mackenzie “It’s not about teaching a child to read, but rather about offering children the pleasure of reading.” – Cyndi Giorgis Links from this episode: RAR Premium Cyndi Giorgis does a Read Aloud of the Day (#ReadAloudoftheDay) that is available on the Read-Aloud Handbook Facebook page as well as at and on Twitter and Instagram RAR #78: Favorite Picture Book Treasuries Books from this episode: Nothing Found You’ll also enjoy: What the Scholastic Reading Report means for you, Andrea Pinkney Books for kids who don’t love reading (yet) Eavesdropping on the soul, a conversation with Katherine Paterson ...
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