In the popular Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke, several characters have the ability to bring book characters to life — just by reading aloud the words on a page: "Mo could paint pictures in the empty air with his voice alone."
Thanks to modern technology, there are more ways than ever to listen to stories and bring them to life for your child.
Reading a book aloud is a great way to enjoy literature and reading. There are studies that show that reading aloud can increase reading comprehension, and help struggling readers gain confidence.
"Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read," education expert Marilyn Jager Adams has said.
Aside from the scholarly benefits, listening to stories is a great form of entertainment. Do you have a road trip planned sometime soon? Try listening to a book — and see how everyone in the family can join in the fun.
The library also offers a Dial-A-Story telephone line. Just call (949) 717-3877 and listen to a new story every week from the convenience of your telephone.
The library also offers downloadable audio titles from MyiLibrary or Overdrive that allow you to listen on your computer,
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Other popular series such as Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" are also popular in the audio format. Actor
For younger listeners, Lenore Look has written several early chapter books starring Alvin Ho. Alvin is a young boy from
"Dark Life" by Kat Falls and narrated by
You'll find these and many other award-winning titles, popular favorites, and beloved classics at each Newport Beach Library location. Stop by today and start your adventures as a library book listener.