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Patterson's Summer Reading for Kids Ages 6-9 - Patch.com

Patterson's Summer Reading for Kids Ages 6-9 - Patch.com | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
Patterson's Summer Reading for Kids Ages 6-9Patch.comPatterson is the author of the Daniel X series of books for children. He used to ...
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Tuned into Talk Radio - Children's Literature Network

Tuned into Talk Radio - Children's Literature Network | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
Copyright 2002-2012, Children's Literature Network. All rights reserved. This site is powered by WordPress and the Basic Simplicity theme by Michael Janzen. Send to Email Address Your Name Your Email Address loading ...
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Cultural literacy abandoned for the here and now - ABC Online

Cultural literacy abandoned for the here and now - ABC Online | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
ABC OnlineCultural literacy abandoned for the here and nowABC OnlineNAPLAN enforces a sterile view of the curriculum that undermines the rich education represented by music, literature and the arts.
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Libraries offer electronic reading options - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Libraries offer electronic reading options - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries offer electronic reading optionsPittsburgh Tribune-ReviewPittsburgh's site for news, sports, entertainment, opinion and more. Breaking news all day long and headlines from more than 15 local, trusted newspapers.
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Literacy for Children with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss

Literacy for Children with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
This is a great website that provides information and resources to individual state deaf-blind projects,...
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Middle Graders and ebooks: What's the Story? | The Kingdom of Patria

Middle Graders and ebooks: What's the Story? | The Kingdom of Patria | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
The study released earlier in the year, however, observed only 24 families with children ages 3-6 reading print books and ebooks in the Summer and Fall of 2011. 1200 parents were involved in the study released last week.
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Book on gay parents removed from library shelves

Book on gay parents removed from library shelves | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
 KAYSVILLE, Utah (AP) _ A book about two lesbians who raise children in a ``non-traditional household'' has been removed from the shelves of elementary school libraries in Davis County after a group of parents complained.
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Some facts about novels and social networking that you will want to ...

Some facts about novels and social networking that you will want to ... | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
Literature has more genres and subjects than can even be detailed, which is why that so countless people all in excess of the earth treatment enormously about reading and sharing literature and examining product amongst ...
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For Young Readers, Print or Digital Books?

For Young Readers, Print or Digital Books? | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
Thinkstock Print or digital? Adults grapple with which is the best way to read -- not only for themselves, but especially when it comes to their kids. Wh (RT @MindShiftKQED: For young readers, what's best for literacy - print or digital?
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Children’s Book Cut-Out Art By Thomas Allen

Children’s Book Cut-Out Art By Thomas Allen | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
Artist Thomas Allen created these cut-out artworks that are inspired by children's books.
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20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

Pinterest offers another great way to keep up with creative and cutting-edge ways libraries are engaging with their communities

 


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Suzanne Collins: Hunger Games author who found rich pickings in dystopia

Suzanne Collins: Hunger Games author who found rich pickings in dystopia | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
She's the top-selling Kindle author and the film of her book has made £300m worldwide – yet Collins remains an enigma...

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Top 5 Reasons to Let Kids Choose Their Own Books

Top 5 Reasons to Let Kids Choose Their Own Books | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

"Over the past 18 years, I’ve done my share of “traditional” teaching:  I chose a book, I decided how many pages my students would read each night, I wrote questions to see if they read the book..."


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Father's Day: Five Great Books About Dads, Daddies And Fathers ...

Father's Day: Five Great Books About Dads, Daddies And Fathers ... | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
It's Father's Day, and hopefully you're able to spend it with the guy who raised you.
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A History of Children's Literature timeline | Timetoast timelines

A History of Children's Literature timeline | Timetoast timelines | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
The A History of Children's Literature timeline. View the 'A History of Children's Literature' timeline, create your own timeline or just browse the timeline collection.
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Crossed

Crossed | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky -- taken by the Society to his certain death -- only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series...
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Thinking of Creating an App for your School? « ICT for Teaching ...

Thinking of Creating an App for your School? « ICT for Teaching ... | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
A mobile phone app which is simply a version of the website made viewable on a mobile phone will require internet access for users to be able to access information. However an app created specifically for the mobile phone may ....
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Harry Potter 'Book of Spells' by JK Rowling launches Wonderbook - Los Angeles Times

Harry Potter 'Book of Spells' by JK Rowling launches Wonderbook - Los Angeles Times | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
Mother Nature NetworkHarry Potter 'Book of Spells' by JK Rowling launches WonderbookLos Angeles TimesAs the publishing business is gathered in New York's Javits Center for Book Expo America, some of the most exciting book news of the week was being...
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Graphic Novels are the New . . . Books at Secondary Worlds ...

Graphic Novels are the New . . . Books at Secondary Worlds ... | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
Teaching a course on graphic novels has allowed me to spend these opening weeks of summer immersed in comics. I've visited quite a few comics stores in Grand Rapids. By far the best bang for the buck is the Grand Rapids ...
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Australian students show their net worth to outclass global rivals - Sydney Morning Herald

Australian students show their net worth to outclass global rivals - Sydney Morning Herald | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
Australian students show their net worth to outclass global rivalsSydney Morning HeraldAustralia ranked second behind South Korea, and equal with New Zealand, in the first digital reading literacy assessment conducted by the Organisation for...
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Building Reading Stamina | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets

Building Reading Stamina | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
Reading stamina is a child's ability to focus and read independently for long periods of time without being distracted or distracting others. This is something parents can help students develop. Here's how...
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
The war against Voldemort is not going well; even the Muggles have been affected. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses.
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Seven Essential Elements to an Awesome Library Website

Ever had that feeling there was something missing on your website, or something not quite right ... but you couldn't put your finger on it?

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DOWNTOWN ABBEY Director Brian Percival to Adapt THE BOOK THIEF - Collider.com

DOWNTOWN ABBEY Director Brian Percival to Adapt THE BOOK THIEF - Collider.com | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

Fox 2000 optioned Markus Zusak‘s young adult novel The Book Thief a few years ago. The project is moving forward now that the studio hired Brian Percival to direct.


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What do you think about independent reading?

What do you think about independent reading? | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

A lot of people—teachers included—like the idea of independent reading, or as it is sometimes called, sustained silent reading (SSR).  But when they see it in practice— well, it just doesn’t look like learning is supposed to look. Here’s the secret not everyone knows: independent reading is a key component of good teaching. Sure, the classroom may seem quiet, the students relaxed, but important work is going on inside the children’s heads. They are learning how to become good readers.


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