This is a complete guide to all the best books for parents to read aloud to their children - that they'll all enjoy! This indispensable addition to any household features reading tips from experts and sample extracts from brilliantly entertaining stories for all age groups. With an introduction by Children's Laureate Jacqueline Wilson and recommendations from celebrity parents as diverse as Cherie Blair, Philip Pullman, Michael Palin and J K Rowling, it also features tips on reading aloud from children's reading experts.
JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author who served as Children's Laureate from 2005-7. She has been awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the British Children's Book of the Year and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award (for The Illustrated Mum), the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award (for Double Act, for which she was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal). In 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. She was the author most borrowed from British libraries in the last decade. 'A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety' THE TIMES 'She should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues' BOOKSELLER