Reading to your children has been recommended to parents of young children for decades by literacy experts. The act of shared book reading can promote academic, language, and literacy development; this is grounded in research. Not all shared book reading, however, is equally effective. In Parents Make the Difference: Nourishing Literacy Development through Shared book Reading, Susan Voorhees guides parents to conduct enjoyable and productive book reading interactions with their young children. Parents will be informed about language and literacy learning in the early years and how to best engage in before, during, and after shared book reading activities. While this book was written as an invitation to parents, teachers will also find it to be informative in guiding them to establish a supportive climate for sound, developmentally appropriate literacy teaching practices. It is the responsibility of all shareholders to nourish the literacy development of young children as they naturally move toward learning to read and become lovers of reading.