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Michael Granger Library Resource Page

Public Library Websites

Author Links

Note: Thanks to the continuing generosity of the Granger family, for whom our library is named, we are able to bring in a few authors or illustrators every year for special assemblies with the children. Below, we have listed the websites of many of the authors and illustrators who have visited us through this program (plus a few extras!). We also encourage you to search the web for your favorite authors and illustrators – many host fun websites for kids with resources for you! Thank you, Grangers, for endowing this amazing program.

Tips on Reading Aloud

  • Help teach the art of listening by choosing a quiet spot without distractions
  • Begin with picture books, then add information and chapter books
  • Vary the length and subject of the titles you read (remember that picture books often have complex language and concepts – they are good for children and adults of all ages!)
  • Before you begin, share the title, author, illustrator, and publisher with your audience
  • Keep your listeners involved by asking or inviting questions, but try to avoid interrupting the flow of the story
  • Allow discussion time after reading
  • Read only books you will both enjoy – don't force anything
  • Never stop reading aloud – no matter how wonderful a reader your child is, he or she will benefit from (and at least secretly enjoy) being read to