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The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex by Gabrielle Williams

The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex by Gabrielle Williams | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
Allen & Unwin. 2015. ISBN 9781743319550
(Age: 15+) Highly recommended. Adolescent. Mystery. Four young
people's lives collide when Picasso's painting of the Weeping Woman
is stolen from the walls of the National Gallery of Victoria.
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SBS Online releases first-ever interactive graphic novel

SBS Online releases first-ever interactive graphic novel | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
As part of SBS’s multi-platform recognition of the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and 40 years of Vietnamese resettlement in Australia, SBS has released an interactive graphic novel based on the acclaimed story The Boat by Nam Le.  The...
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Harper Lee's 'Watchman' Is A Mess That Makes Us Reconsider A Masterpiece

Harper Lee's 'Watchman' Is A Mess That Makes Us Reconsider A Masterpiece | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
Depending on whom you ask, Go Set a Watchman is either a recently discovered first draft of To Kill a Mockingbird — or a failed sequel.
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Jane Austen vs Emily Brontë: The Queens of English Literature Debate

Filmed at the Royal Geographical Society on 26th February 2014. Jane Austen created . In Search of Shakespeare, Michael Wood; Simon Schamas' ...
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Girls like digital media while boys prefer print, finds study on reading habits - The Guardian

Girls like digital media while boys prefer print, finds study on reading habits - The Guardian | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
National Literacy Trust report also says girls continue to outpace boys in their enthusiasm for reading for pleasure
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25 Young Adult Books You'll Love No Matter How Old You Are

25 Young Adult Books You'll Love No Matter How Old You Are | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
It's World Book Day, and we're taking some time to celebrate the books that make us love, laugh, and cry. Young adult (YA) novels have never been more popular, and the best stories appeal to far more than the teenagers they're written for.
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Top 10 YA books to kick off 2015 - Centre for Youth Literature - ABC Splash - http://splash.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/1627366/top-10-ya-books-to-kick-off-2015?null

Top 10 YA books to kick off 2015 - Centre for Youth Literature - ABC Splash - http://splash.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/1627366/top-10-ya-books-to-kick-off-2015?null | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
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The eight best young adult books – and why grownups should read them, too

The eight best young adult books – and why grownups should read them, too | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
YA fiction has become a fixture at the top of the bestseller lists. Children’s literature expert Daniel Hahn recommends eight novels that adults also should read
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Stella prize 2015 shortlist: three debut fiction authors nominated - The Guardian (blog)

Stella prize 2015 shortlist: three debut fiction authors nominated - The Guardian (blog) | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
Maxine Beneba Clarke, Emily Bitto and Ellen Van Neerven named on six-strong list for Australia’s leading literary award for women writers
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A Hunger for Dystopia: Critical Thinking on the Journey to Self-Discovery

A Hunger for Dystopia: Critical Thinking on the Journey to Self-Discovery | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
Contemporary dystopian fiction, including The Handmaid's Tale and The Hunger Games, offers young people a mirror for their society's fears, flaws, shortcomings, and injustices.
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34 Of The Most Magical Sentences In The "Harry Potter" Books

34 Of The Most Magical Sentences In The "Harry Potter" Books | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
"Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic."
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The Science of Storytelling Visually Explained

The Science of Storytelling Visually Explained | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
November 1, 2014
I have recently come across this beautiful visual entitled " The Science of Storytelling" and was really taken aback by some of the stats it included. These stats come in the context...
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5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book

5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
Research shows that children want assistance with finding a reading book. While your students search the stacks, here's some helpful tips for teachers.
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'Go Set a Watchman': Might Harper Lee actually be trolling us all?

'Go Set a Watchman': Might Harper Lee actually be trolling us all? | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
In 1969, an angry and exhausted John Lennon surveyed the wreckage of the Beatles' most contentious recording session.
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I'll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson

I'll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
Walker, 2015. ISBN 9781406326499
(Age: 15+) Highly recommended. Adolescent. Love. Twins. Art. 2015
Michael L Printz award. Josette Frank Award for Younger Readers
(2015). ALA Top 10.
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Neil Gaiman on How Stories Last

Neil Gaiman on How Stories Last | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
“Stories … are genuinely symbiotic organisms that we live with, that allow human beings to advance.”
Stories have shapes, as Vonnegut believed, and they in turn give shape to our lives.
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Why Reading Comprehension in the Content Areas is so Important | Edudemic

Why Reading Comprehension in the Content Areas is so Important | Edudemic | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
Reading comprehension instruction includes strategies for tackling skills, like vocabulary, identification of main ideas & comparisons within/between texts.
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Short List 2015 - CBCA

Short List 2015 - CBCA | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
Offers support to authors and illustrators, annual awards, and events. Includes calendar of events, tips on getting published, and a quarterly journal.
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MRI shows association between reading to young children and brain activity - Science Daily

MRI shows association between reading to young children and brain activity - Science Daily | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
There is evidence that reading to young children is in fact associated with differences in brain activity supporting early reading skills.
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Girls, boys, and reading - Brookings Institution

Girls, boys, and reading - Brookings Institution | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
In part one of the 2015 Brown Center on American Education, Tom Loveless examines the gap in reading ability between boys and girls, in the U.S. and abroad.
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Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
Research suggests that recall of plot after using an e-reader is poorer than with traditional books
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Terry Pratchett, Prolific Fantasy Author, Dies At 66

Terry Pratchett, Prolific Fantasy Author, Dies At 66 | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
The Discworld series author had for years struggled with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Pratchett amassed a devoted following over four decades of writing — and dozens of novels.
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YA dystopias teach children to submit to the free market, not fight authority

YA dystopias teach children to submit to the free market, not fight authority | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
Ewan Morrison: The Hunger Games, The Giver and Divergent all depict rebellions against the state, and promote a tacit right-wing libertarianism
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Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. - Washington Post

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. - Washington Post | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all find a preference for old-fashioned print.
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10 Tips for Close Reading Success

10 Tips for Close Reading Success | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
October 28, 2014
Reading well requires much more than just decoding textual input, it is rather a process of making meaning of text using a wide range of critical and intellectual skills and drawing...
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