- 282 pages ; 21 cm
- Champions the lifelong benefits of reading aloud to children and offers book lists, strategies, and tools parents can use to form deep and lasting connections with their kids.Includes bibliographical references and index.Part 1: The time is now. How reading aloud can change the world : (or, at least, how it's changing mine) ; Waiting for the walrus : being fully present ; Roar of the lion : inspiring heroic virtue ; Ready or not : preparing for academic success ; Walking a mile : nurturing empathy and compassion -- Part 2: Connecting with our kids through books. Create a book club culture at home ; Debunk five myths ; Set yourself up for success ; Become a literary matchmaker ; Master the art of conversation ; Ask compelling questions -- Meeting them where they are. Books are delicious, ages 0-3 ; Age of wonder, ages 4-7 ; The world expands, ages 8-12 ; Finding my way, the teen years.