For immediate release | December 13, 2012

Silly books to read aloud

CHICAGO — “Silly Books to Read Aloud” is the ultimate guide to choosing fun and funny stories to read with and to children. Acclaimed children’s book authority Rob Reid offers a concentrated look at the content and appeal of different books, helping adults make informed decisions about what children read. More than simply a recommended reading list, books in this guide help children’s language development and encourage good reading habits, improved comprehension and a broadened vocabulary. Those looking for suggestions outside this book will find a "Hall of Fame" listing of notable children's literature authors for any age level. Featuring a comprehensive selection of stories for preschoolers, emergent readers and children ready for chapter books, this book is a go-to for parents, grandparents, teachers and caregivers. The book is published by Huron Street Press, a trade publishing imprint of the American Library Association available through Independent Publishers Group as well as numerous traditional retail outlets in both print and e-book editions.

Reid is the very popular author of numerous books on children’s programming for ALA Editions, including “Reid's Read-Alouds: Selections for Children and Teens,” “Reid’s Read-Alouds 2: Modern-Day Classics from C.S. Lewis to Lemony Snicket” and “Something Musical Happened at the Library: Adding Song and Dance to Children’s Story Programs.” He has also written resource books for Upstart Books, as well as two picture books. In addition, he writes regular columns on programming and children’s literature for LibrarySparks and Book Links magazines. He teaches courses on children’s and adolescent literature and a variety of library topics at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire and conducts workshops throughout North America on ways to make literature come alive for children. His website is Rappin' Rob.

In line with ALA’s mission to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all, Huron Street Press, a publishing imprint of the American Library Association, harnesses the expertise of the Association and encourages library use among the public. Huron Street Press is administered through ALA Editions, which publishes resources used worldwide by tens of thousands of library and information professionals to improve programs, build on best practices, develop leadership, and for personal professional development. ALA authors and developers are leaders in their fields, and their content is published in a growing range of print and electronic formats. Contact ALA Editions at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5418 or

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