These are great books for parents who read and want to pass down a love of reading to their kids. From beautiful books to share with your youngest readers to books on literacy theory (not as boring as it sounds).

Good Reads for Bookish Parents
Deconstructing Penguins: Parents, Kids, and the Bond of Reading

Deconstructing Penguins: Parents, Kids, and the Bond of Reading

This easy and enjoyable read will equip parents to discuss kid lit with their young readers. When it comes to kids and books, the authors believe that every book is, essentially, a mystery: books are puzzles to solve, and we can learn to ask the right questions to figure them out. You’ll learn what those questions are and how to use them to talk about reading. Warning: this book will make you want to join a parent-child reading group.

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The Read-Aloud Handbook

The Read-Aloud Handbook


Don’t be fooled by the title: this book tells you not just how to read aloud to your children, but why, and why it’s important for you to be reading, too. Packed with tips, strategies, and over a hundred great titles, this is a book you’ll pull off the shelf whenever you’re in need of a pep talk or some new book suggestions.

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Baby Classics

Baby Classics

Bookish parents will swoon over these two baby-friendly takes on the classics. The BabyLit books are simple primers, including topics such as counting (Pride and Prejudice), colors (Alice in Wonderland), and weather (Wuthering Heights).

The Cozy Classics series (my favorite) present the classics through twelve child-friendly words and twelve needle-felted illustrations that manage--despite their brevity, and to my amazement--to capture the story in 24 pages. Four titles are already available; Jane Eyre, Oliver Twist, and Emma are set to release in time for Christmas.

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