Read to Succeed: Strategies to Engage Children and Young People in Reading for Pleasure

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$99.95
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Item Number: 
978-1-85604-747-0
Published: 
2011
Publisher: 
Facet Publishing, UK
Pages: 
288
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Author
  • Reviews
Contributors:

Jenny Barber; Andrew Blake; Geraldine Brennan; Kasey Butler; Wendy Cooling; Prue Goodwin; Julia Hale; Celeste Harrington; Nikki Heath; Jacob Hope; Eddy Hornby; Wayne Mills; Anne Sarrag; Eileen Simpson; Lynne Taylor; Helen Villers; Lili Wilkinson; Jean Wolstenholme; Clare Wood.

Reading is an essential life skill not only for an individual's development and life chances but for social cohesion and a developed democracy.  In an era of public spending cuts it is important to reflect upon the impact that libraries can have in growing readers for the future.

This much-needed book provides valuable evidence of successes so far, and offers ideas for future development as well as inspiration for current practice. An edited collection contributed by expert practitioners, it covers all aspects of promoting reading to and with children and young people from birth right through to teenage years, including the following key topics:
  • It's never too soon to start: the importance of Bookstart
  • How children begin to read
  • Creating young readers: teachers and librarians at work
  • Literacy, libraries and literature in New Zealand
  • The Summer Challenge in libraries: a continuing success
  • Stockport does Book Idol!: a case study linking libraries and schools to inspire reading for pleasure
  • There and back again: restoring reading to the classroom
  • Promoting excellence: shadowing the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals
  • Choice and motivation: local book awards
  • The sport of reading: the international Kids' Lit Quiz
  • Adventure in the book trade: libraries and partnerships
  • The hard to reach reader in the 21st century
  • Creative reading and insideadog.com.au
Offering future scoping for managers and aiming to inspire partnership and cooperation, this will be invaluable reading for practitioners and students of librarianship in both public and school libraries. It will also be of great interest to all teachers, consultants and educators concerned with literacy and reading.


Foreword - Alan Gibbons 
Introduction - Joy Court
1.. It's never too soon to start - Wendy Cooling
2. How children begin to read - Clare Wood
3. Creating young readers: teachers and librarians at work - Prue Goodwin
4. The six dimensions of the ‘honeycomb' model, and its implications for literacy, libraries and literature in New Zealand - Helen Villers
5. The Summer Reading Challenge in libraries: a continuing success - Anne Sarrag, Lynne Taylor, Natasha Roe and Geraldine Brennan
6. Stockport does Book Idol! A case study linking libraries and schools to inspire reading for pleasure - Nikki Heath, Eddy Hornby and Jenny Barber
7. There and back again: restoring reading to the classroom - Bridget Hamlet
8. Promoting excellence: shadowing the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals - Kasey Butler, Eileen Simpson and Joy Court
9. Choice and motivation: local book awards - Jean Wolstenholme and Jacob Hope
10. The sport of reading - Celeste Harrington and Wayne Mills
11. Adventures in the book trade: libraries and partnerships - Jacob Hope
12. The hard-to-reach reader in the 21st century - Andrew Blake, Julia Hale and Emma Sherriff
13. Creative reading and insideadog.com.au - Lili Wilkinson

Joy Court

Joy Court is Chair of the CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals Working Party. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the English Association and a Trustee and National Council member of UKLA. She is Reviews Editor for The School Librarian and author of Read to Succeed.

"The timing of this seminal work, Joy Court, could not be better. As the status of public and school libraries comes under review and concern about the place of reading for pleasure in young people's lives continues, this excellent reference books gathers together all the evidence needed to make a case for promoting the joy of reading to children...It will surely become a standard work for anyone involved in the business of getting young people to read for pleasure."
— The School Librarian

"...a praiseworthy reflection of the determination and creativity of librarians up and down the country."
— Refer

"I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest or passion for encouraging reading and readers...I found it inspirational and think that it would benefit anyone with an interest in the area."
— Library and Information Research