"The authors make all kinds of connections, from bibliotherapy to reader's theater; and teachers, librarians, and guidance counselors will find this a valuable guide". -- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
This collection of revealing, fascinating, and often humorous discussions with groups of students led by adults covers 36 childrens books. Topics covered range from sibling rivalry and self-knowledge to moral reasoning and grief. Each dialogue is followed by special notes, allowing for teacher focus, counselor focus, making connections, and books for follow-up literature studies.