Read to Succeed cover
Read to Succeed cover

Read to Succeed

Edited by Joy Court

Reading is an essential life skill not only for an individual’s development and life chances but for social cohesion and a developed democracy.  In an era of public spending cuts it is important to reflect upon the impact that libraries can have in growing readers for the future.
This much-needed book provides valuable evidence of successes so far both nationally and internationally, and offers ideas for future development as well as inspiration for current practice. An edited collection contributed by expert practitioners, it covers all aspects of promoting reading to and with children and young people from birth right through to teenage years, including the following key topics:
• it’s never too soon to start: the importance of Bookstart
• how children begin to read
• creating young readers: teachers and librarians at work
• literacy, libraries and literature in New Zealand
• the Summer Challenge in libraries: a continuing success
• Stockport does Book Idol!: a case study linking libraries and schools to inspire reading for pleasure
• there and back again: restoring reading to the classroom
• promoting excellence: shadowing the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals
• choice and motivation: local book awards
• the sport of reading: the international Kids’ Lit Quiz
• adventure in the book trade: libraries and partnerships
• the hard to reach reader in the 21st century
• creative reading and insideadog.com.au.
Contributors
Jenny Barber; Andrew Blake; Geraldine Brennan; Kasey Butler; Wendy Cooling; Prue Goodwin; Julia Hale; Celeste Harrington; Nikki Heath; Jacob Hope; Eddy Hornby; Wayne Mills; Anne Sarrag; Eileen Simpson; Lynne Taylor; Helen Villers; Lili Wilkinson; Jean Wolstenholme; Clare Wood.

Publisher: FACET
ISBN-13: 978-1-85604-747-0
Format: Paperback
Published in 2011

Paperback £44.95
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