- 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.Contents: 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.Includes bibliographical references and index.