Reading aloud to children and teens

Contact: Jill Davis

ALA Editions

800-545-2433 ext. 5418


For Immediate Release

March 17, 2009

ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, has released Â
“Reid's Read-Alouds: Selections for Children and Teens” by Rob Reid. Inspired by Reid’s popular column in “Book Links” magazine, this time-saving resource includes plenty to engage audiences and reinvigorate programs.

Providing context to spotlight great passages, Reid makes reading fun and exciting with

  • Read-aloud passages from 200 titles
  • Advice on how to prepare for a read-aloud
  • Subject and grade-level indexes to make program planning easier
  • A bibliography of included titles


Reid is the very popular author of numerous books on children’s programming for ALA Editions. 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. He conducts workshops throughout North America on ways to make literature come alive for children.

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