Kathleen Isaacs' new book, Excellent Books for Early and Eager Readers (published by The American Library Association), recommends books to parents and educators seeking intriguing, age-appropriate reading for children. Isaacs offers 300 book recommendations that are meant to challenge, but not overwhelm, children aged 4-10. The book offerings range in topics from non-fiction and short stories to picture books and mythology.
The former teacher and librarian has spent many years working within Baltimore, Washington, and Hong Kong. She currently teaches about children's literature in the education program at Towson University. Tom speaks with her in the studio.