Each year, thousands of children, young adults, teachers, and librarians around the United States select their favorite recently published books for the ?Choices? booklists. These lists are used in classrooms, libraries, and homes to help young readers find books they will enjoy. Lists of titles and authors of Choices selections for the current year are made available in April, just before the Association?s annual convention. Complete, annotated lists are published in fall editions of IRA journals. Check individual Choices programs for Children, Teachers, Young Adults.
aloud to children has been found to be one of the most effective ways
parents can work with their children to better prepare them before they
come to school and to accelerate their learning as they progress
through the grades. The Minnesota Humanities Commission Family
Literacy Initiatives has put together "Tips for Reading With You
Children" in 26 different languages. This site also has links to other
Bilingual Family Literacy Initiatives that "promote the importance of
books and reading as the entryway to academic excellence."