An independent K-12 school on a beautiful wooded campus, 3 miles from Washington, DC

Granger LIbrary Resource PAge

Web Resources:

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 for many of the author/illustrators who have visited us through this program (plus a few extra!). We also encourage you to search the web for your favorite authors and illustrators, many have a fun website for kids with resources for you. Thank you, Grangers, for endowing this amazing program.


  • 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 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
  • 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.

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