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About RMU Recommends

The gift of reading can be shared at any age and can change the way children interpret their worlds. Studies show that reading aloud to your children actually increases their chances for success in school and of become lifelong readers.

We hope this list will encourage parents to spend more time reading quality books to their children.

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RMU Recommends is a reading list for children and adolescents featuring the favorite books of RMU's Department of Education faculty members, as well as their recommendations for other books appropriate for varying age levels and for children with special needs.

2016 - Our Favorite Books & Apps About Making:

2015 - Multicultural Titles:
The list includes Caldecott winners like Arlene Mosel’s The Funny Little Women, Minfong Ho and Holly Meade’s Hush! A Thai Lullaby, and Jen Bryant’s A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippen. It also includes best sellers like Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible, which was the June 2000 Oprah Book Club Selection. In addition, the list features recommended storybook reading apps for tablets, like StoryPanda and The Neomad Interactive Comic.

2014 - Our Favorite Reads:
This a reading list for children and adolescents, hand-picked by faculty members in Robert Morris University's Department of Education. 

Our Favorite Holiday Books & Apps:
The current Holiday-themed list features both new and old favorites, including various Caldecott Medal winners. Selections include such titles as the modern classic The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg; the multi-award winning Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story by Albert Whitman Prairie; and Nathan Blows Out the Hanukkah Candles by Tami Lehman-Wilzig and Nicole Katzman, whose main character is autistic. The list also includes a few year-round favorites like The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein.