To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
~ Victor Hugo
In this episode, Holly Packiam and Jaime Showmaker discuss the picture books chapter in Sarah Clarkson's book, Read for the Heart. The book describes how her parents, Clay and Sally Clarkson, decided that one of the primary gifts they would give their children would be a childhood shaped by great stories. Sarah writes from the perspective of one whose own heart, mind, and soul were formed by books, and in doing so, invites us into what she calls 'the reading life'. We share some of her picture book recommendations in this episode. But this is more than an invitation to get through a reading list; it's an invitation into a reading life.
The value in reading good books to our children
Reasons for choosing Read for the Heart as your #1 resource for children's book recommendations
Hallmarks of a classic children's book
- Picture book recommendations from Read for the Heart