Selecting books for children birth through four: A developmental approach

Julie Dwyer, Susan B. Neuman

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The selection of books to read to young children matters enormously in the role books play for enriching children's lives. This paper reviews the scientific evidence for the appropriate selection of books, and argues that care in selecting books targeted to children's developing skills will enhance the power and the pleasures of reading to young children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-494
Number of pages6
JournalEarly Childhood Education Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2008


  • Achievement
  • Book reading
  • Caregiver
  • Children's literature
  • Development
  • Knowledge
  • Literacy
  • Parents
  • Storybook
  • Vocabulary
  • Young children

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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