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The Reading Chair, edited by Isabel Baker and Miriam Baker Schiffer, is a must-read for educators looking for high-quality children’s books. Each column reviews a range of books for birth through grade 3 that will foster children’s social, emotional, and academic development.

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Young Children
September 1, 2022

The Reading Chair

New children’s books too good to miss and one Forever Favorite!

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Young Children
June 1, 2022

The Reading Chair: Summer 2022

The latest children's books that are too good to miss!

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A young child reading a book with a parent
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Young Children
March 1, 2022

The Reading Chair: Spring 2022

Some new books too good to miss!

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A child with a book.
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Young Children
December 1, 2021

The Reading Chair: Winter 2021

New children’s books too good to miss!

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a parent reading with their child
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Young Children
September 1, 2021

The Reading Chair: Fall 2021

New children’s books too good to miss!

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A parent reading with a child.
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Young Children
March 1, 2021

The Reading Chair: Spring 2021

New children’s books too good to miss!

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A teacher showing a picture book to children.
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

The Reading Chair: December 2020

New children’s books too good to miss!

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Two children reading on the floor
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Young Children
September 1, 2020

The Reading Chair: September 2020

This issues recommended books and favorite reads

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Students listen while the teacher reads a book out loud
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Young Children
June 16, 2020

The Reading Chair: July 2020

This issues recommended books and favorite reads

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A girl and boy reading a book together
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Young Children
May 1, 2020

The Reading Chair: May 2020

NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

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Preschool boy reading a book in the library
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Young Children
November 1, 2019

The Reading Chair: November 2019

New children’s books too good to miss and one forever favorite.

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Children gathered on the play mate.
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Young Children
September 1, 2019

The Reading Chair: September 2019

New children’s books too good to miss­ and one forever favorite.

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Preschool storytime
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

The Reading Chair: July 2019

New children’s books too good to miss and one forever favorite.

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Child and teacher reading a book
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Young Children
May 1, 2019

The Reading Chair: May 2019

New children’s books too good to miss and one forever favorite

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Teacher and student with a disability reading a book together
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Young Children
March 1, 2019

The Reading Chair: March 2019

New children’s books too good to miss - and one forever favorite!

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Teacher and student in wheelchair reading together
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Young Children
November 1, 2018

The Reading Chair: November 2018

New children’s books too good to miss and one forever favorite

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Toddler reading a book
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Young Children
September 1, 2018

The Reading Chair: September 2018

New children’s books too good to miss and one forever favorite!

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Authored by: Isabel Baker Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Two children reading
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Young Children
July 1, 2018

The Reading Chair: July 2018

New children’s books too good to miss and one forever favorite!

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Authored by: Isabel Baker Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Young girl reading a book with her father
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Young Children
May 1, 2018

The Reading Chair: May 2018

New children’s books too good to miss and one forever favorite.

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Children gathered on the carpet during storytime
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Young Children
March 1, 2018

The Reading Chair: March 2018

New children’s books too good to miss and one forever favorite.

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Authored by: Isabel Baker Miriam Baker Schiffer
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