Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Top ten books to read aloud to children

William Sutcliffe is the author of five adult novels, including the international bestseller, Are You Experienced?. His first novel for Young Adults, The Wall, was published in 2013 and has had much critical acclaim, including being longlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Circus of Thieves is his first novel for younger children.

One title on his top ten list of books to read aloud to children, as shared at the Guardian:
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

There is something magical about this book, which works beautifully for pre-verbal children. This is a "story" that is actually all about the music of the words, and the way they fit with the unique and mesmerising pictures. Every baby should have a copy of this book as one of their first possessions.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Also see: Mal Peet's top ten books to read aloud to children.

--Marshal Zeringue