While purchasing children's books online, I came across The Read Aloud Handbook (2006-2007 edition) by Jim Trelease. It just arrived and I'm sitting down with it. I was torn whether this would be a good book or not. The message is rather obvious -- reading to your kids is good for them. Duh! So I was worried whether this would have any value at all, and I considered returning it and saving approximately $10.
I decided to take a look and I can't resist the book. Sure, reading is important, this book is going into details and research that supports reading to kids. I'm still in the introduction and hooked.
The Read-Aloud Handbook: Sixth Edition (Read-Aloud Handbook)