What to Read When

What to Read When

The Books and Stories to Read With your Child and All the Best Times to Read Them

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The books to read aloud to children at the important moments in their lives.

In What to Read When, award-winning educator Pam Allyn celebrates the power of reading aloud with children. In many ways, books provide the first opportunity for children to begin to reflectively engage with and understand the world around them. Not only can parents entertain their child and convey the beauty of language through books, they can also share their values and create lasting connections.

Here, Allyn offers parents and caregivers essential advice on choosing appropriate titles for their children—taking into account a child’s age, attention ability, gender, and interests— along with techniques for reading aloud effectively. But what sets this book apart is the extraordinary, annotated list of more than three hundred titles suitable for the pivotal moments in a child’s life. With category themes ranging from friendship and journeys to thankfulness, separations, silliness, and spirituality, What to Read When is a one-of-a-kind guide to how parents can best inspire children through reading together. In addition, Pam Allyn includes an indispensable “Reader’s Ladder” section, with recommendations for children at every stage from birth to age ten. With the author’s warm and engaging voice throughout, discussion questions to encourage in-depth conversations, as well as advice on helping kids make the transition to independent reading, this book will help shape thoughtful, creative, and curious children, imparting a love of reading that will last a lifetime.

These Penguin Young Reader's Books are referenced in What to Read When
  • Sylvia Jean: Drama Queen by Lisa Campbell Ernst (Penguin Young Reader’s Group: 2005)
  • Two Is For Twins, by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, illustrations by Hiroe Nakata (Penguin Young Readers: 2006)
  • Remember Grandma? by Laura Langston (Penguin Group (USA): May 2004)
  • Soul Looks Back in Wonder compiled by Tom Feelings (Puffin Books)
  • Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey (Penguin Books USA, Incorporated: December 1957)
  • When I was Young in the Mountainsby Cynthia Rylant illustrated by Diane Goode (Penguin Young Readers Group: January 1993)
  • Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by Tomie DePaola (Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Books, Inc.:1973)
  • Good Night, Good Knight by Shelly Moore Thomas, illustrations by Jennifer Plecas (Penguin Young Readers Group: 2002)


Random House, Inc.
Read Pam Allyn's posts on the Penguin Blog

The books to read aloud to children at the important moments in their lives.

In What to Read When, award-winning educator Pam Allyn celebrates the power of reading aloud with children. In many ways, books provide the first opportunity for children to begin to reflectively engage with and understand the world around them. Not only can parents entertain their child and convey the beauty of language through books, they can also share their values and create lasting connections.

Here, Allyn offers parents and caregivers essential advice on choosing appropriate titles for their children—taking into account a child’s age, attention ability, gender, and interests— along with techniques for reading aloud effectively. But what sets this book apart is the extraordinary, annotated list of more than three hundred titles suitable for the pivotal moments in a child’s life. With category themes ranging from friendship and journeys to thankfulness, separations, silliness, and spirituality,What to Read When is a one-of-a-kind guide to how parents can best inspire children through reading together. In addition, Pam Allyn includes an indispensable “Reader’s Ladder” section, with recommendations for children at every stage from birth to age ten. With the author’s warm and engaging voice throughout, discussion questions to encourage in-depth conversations, as well as advice on helping kids make the transition to independent reading, this book will help shape thoughtful, creative, and curious children, imparting a love of reading that will last a lifetime.

These Penguin Young Reader's Books are referenced in What to Read When
  • Sylvia Jean: Drama Queen by Lisa Campbell Ernst (Penguin Young Reader’s Group: 2005)
  • Two Is For Twins, by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, illustrations by Hiroe Nakata (Penguin Young Readers: 2006)
  • Remember Grandma? by Laura Langston (Penguin Group (USA): May 2004)
  • Soul Looks Back in Wonder compiled by Tom Feelings (Puffin Books)
  • Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey (Penguin Books USA, Incorporated: December 1957)
  • When I was Young in the Mountainsby Cynthia Rylant illustrated by Diane Goode (Penguin Young Readers Group: January 1993)
  • Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by Tomie DePaola (Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Books, Inc.:1973)
  • Good Night, Good Knight by Shelly Moore Thomas, illustrations by Jennifer Plecas (Penguin Young Readers Group: 2002)


Baker & Taylor
An award-winning educator makes recommendations to parents and caregivers on how to choose appropriate reading material that takes into account a young person's age, interest, attention capacity, and other attributes, in a guide that is complemented by an annotated list of three hundred top-selected books in a variety of categories. Original.

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& Taylor

Award-winning educator Allyn offers parents and caregivers essential advice on choosing appropriate titles for their children--taking into account a child's age, attention ability, gender, and interests--along with techniques for reading aloud effectively.
Offers advice on choosing appropriate titles for children--taking into account a child's age, attention ability, gender, and interests--along with techniques for reading aloud effectively.

Publisher: New York : Avery, c2009
ISBN: 9781583333341
Branch Call Number: 649.58 ALL
Characteristics: ix, 318 p. ;,23 cm.

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vpl_childrens Dec 17, 2015

Allyn lists recommended reads sorted by age, from birth to age 10, including non-fiction, magazines, and topics that relate to that age group (i.e. kindergarten), and then presents 50 booklists covering a range of themes from Adoption to Separations, Bullying to Your Body.

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