The Dilemma of the Gifted Child
Critically acclaimed author Alissa Quart
travelled the country researching the
current craze to “produce” gifted kids,
exploring the overhyped worlds of baby
edutainment, IQ testing, and kid competitions. “In the end, she makes a
scholarly argument for the benefits of
sandboxes, recess and goofing off. I love
this woman.”—Mary Pipher.
The Penguin Press 256 pp. 1-59420-095-5 $24.95
New in Paperback!
THE TRUTH ABOUT
CHILDREN AND DIVORCE
Dealing with the Emotions So
You and Your Children Can Thrive
ROBERT E. EMERY PH.D.
Dr. Emery shows how our powerful
emotions and the way we handle them
shape how we divorce, and whether our
children suffer or thrive in the long run.
“Finally, an internationally respected
scholar tells parents the absolute truth
about divorce and its effect on children.”—John Gottman, Ph.D., author
of The Heart of Parenting: Raising an
Emotionally Intelligent Child.
Plume 336 pp. 0-452-28716-2 $15.00
IT TAKES A PARENT
How the Culture of Pushover
Parenting Is Hurting Our Kids
—and What to Do About It
This insightful, commonsense book
indicts the hands-off approach to parenting, offering instead the role and responsibilities of parents for guiding the character
and hearts of their children, so they will
grow up to be responsible adults themselves. “An important, no-nonsense, and
often hilarious account of parenting in a
culture gone wild.”—Laura Ingraham,
author of Shut Up and Sing.
Perigee 256 pp. 0-399-15303-9 $14.95
New in Paperback!
THE READ-ALOUD HANDBOOK Sixth Edition
Trelease’s classic work details the link between reading aloud and imagination, the pitfalls of the
superchild syndrome, how to wean children from television, and the relationship between reading aloud and reading development. “Trelease uses his trademark Q&A format to address such
issues as television, library funding and the Harry Potter phenomenon.”—Publishers Weekly.
B/w illustrations and photos throughout.
Penguin 432 pp. 0-14-303739-0 $15.00
HEY! LISTEN TO THIS!: Stories to Read Aloud
“A splendidly thoughtful selection.... Trelease, drawing on an extensive acquaintance with the
best of children’s literature, welcomes everyone in with a wide embrace.”—The Washington Post
Book World. 48 read-aloud selections ideal for parents and teachers to share with children ages
five through nine. Each selection begins with an introduction, including a brief profile of the
author and a story about the book itself.
Penguin 432 pp. 0-14-014653-9 $15.00
READ ALL ABOUT IT!: Great Read-Aloud Stories,
Poems, and Newspaper Pieces for Preteens and Teens
Trelease turns his attention to older children with a selection of 50 works from newspapers, magazines, and books, all aimed at the special interests of adolescents—from baseball and animals to
classics, growing pains, and tales of the fantastic that encompass cultural diversity and a wide
range of interests.
Penguin 416 pp 0-14-014655-5 $15.00