Raising Bookworms by Emma Walton Hamilton
Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment

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Raising Bookworms offers over 150 powerfully effective yet simple strategies to engage even the most reluctant reader, and to build, maintain or restore a love of reading for every age range. Readers will discover why reading is so essential for success in school and in life, how to build - or restore - the critical connection between reading and pleasure, the value of (and techniques for) reading aloud to children of all ages, how to find the best books for young readers, answers to frequently asked questions about developmental issues, the impact of television and the internet, and engaging older children and reluctant readers, and hundreds of activities, resources, recommendations and tools for building the foundation for a life-long love of reading.
 

About Emma Walton Hamilton

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Emma Walton Hamilton is an author, editor, educator and theatre professional. She has co-authored 16 books for children of all ages with her mother, Julie Andrews, and serves as Editorial Director for the Julie Andrews Collection publishing program. One of the founders of Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, New York, Emma served as Co-Artistic Director and subsequently Director of Education and Programming for Young Audiences for seventeen years. She continues to act as Education Consultant for the Theatre. Emma speaks to groups around the country as an arts and literacy advocate. She has been a panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts, a National Ambassador for The Broadway League's "Kids' Night on Broadway", and a trustee for the Morriss Center School in Bridgehampton, New York.
 
Published April 20, 2011 by Beech Tree Books. 206 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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