Numerous children's books are available to enhance language growth and to develop reading and writing skills. These books can be coordinated with basal reader programs and are appropriate for use with both small and large groups and with individual students. We will discuss ideas in these categories: multiple meanings, skills reinforcement, repetition of sounds, patterned language, and interest in words. A number of the recommended books, however, are representative of more than one area. A bibliography, by category, is included at the end of this article.
Hawkins Wendelin, K. (1981). Using Children's Books to Develop Reading Skills. Reading Horizons, 22 (1). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol22/iss1/3