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The Need to Read

The Need to Read | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Reading books remains one of the best ways to engage with the world, become a better person and understand life’s questions, big and small.
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6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject

6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Students need good reading skills not just in English but in all classes. Here are some ways you can help them develop those skills.
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Can Reading Make You Happier?

Can Reading Make You Happier? | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Ceridwen Dovey on how bibliotherapists Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin prescribe fiction for healing and self-exploration.
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What the news media can learn from librarians

What the news media can learn from librarians | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
We can all agree it’s been a rough season for the news media. Hostile political crowds, accusations of slander, and struggles with what Guardian editor Katharine Viner has called the “waning power of evidence” and “diminishing statu
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Critical evaluation of sources goes along with research and both are a part of reading.
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Simon & Schuster Launches Imprint For Muslim Children's Books

Simon & Schuster Launches Imprint For Muslim Children's Books | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
The books published by Salaam Reads will appeal to Muslim and non-Muslim readers alike, executive editor Zareej Jaffery says — and will represent a wide range of cultural traditions within Islam.
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“Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play. “

“Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play. “ | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Wise words from Philip Pullman, who received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2005: Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play. If you don’t give a child food, the damage quickly becomes visible. If you don’t let a child have…
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5 Reasons to Read for Reluctant Readers

5 Reasons to Read for Reluctant Readers | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Here are five reasons to motivate students to read more. One reason: Reading makes you smarter and a better writer.
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Reading opens up the world to you both personally and professionally.
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Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable

Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Reading aloud to older children -- even up to age 14, who can comfortably read to themselves -- has benefits both academic and emotional, according to
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Reading aloud builds connections with others, no matter what age.
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92 Percent of College Students Prefer Reading Print Books to E-Readers

92 Percent of College Students Prefer Reading Print Books to E-Readers | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Readers have been dreading the rise of e-books since before the technology even existed. A 1991 New York Times piece predicting the imminent invention of the personal e-reader spurred angry and impassioned letters to the editor. One reader wrote in to express his worry that the new electronic books wouldn't work in the bath.Twenty-three years later, half of American adults own an e-...
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Dear School Libraries and Indy Bookstore Employees: James Patterson Has Your Back

Dear School Libraries and Indy Bookstore Employees: James Patterson Has Your Back | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Patterson, mega-selling author, is giving back to the little people of the lit world.
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Long Line at the Library? It’s Story Time Again

Long Line at the Library? It’s Story Time Again | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Amid an increasing emphasis on the importance of early literacy, libraries in New York are seeing attendance surge at the once-informal reading circles that are becoming fixtures of family routines.
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Libraries matter: 15 fantastic library infographics

Libraries matter: 15 fantastic library infographics | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
An updated list of best library infographics, showing that libraries in digital times are needed more than ever.
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Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web - The Atlantic

Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web - The Atlantic | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Today's schools are focusing on boosting kids’ technological proficiency and warning them about the perils of the web. But something critical is missing from this education.
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INFOGRAPHIC: How the World Reads

INFOGRAPHIC: How the World Reads | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Did you know that people in India read an average of 10.4 hours a week? Or that regular readers are 2.5 times less likely to develop Alzheimer’s Syndrome? This handy infographic from FeelGood puts a…
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Reading for pleasure boosts children academically and emotionally

Reading for pleasure boosts children academically and emotionally | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
With many online distractions, and many after-school activities, fewer children are reading for pleasure but research shows sinking into a book has academic an
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We’ve Stopped Translating Children’s Books Into English. Where Will We Get the Next Tintin?

We’ve Stopped Translating Children’s Books Into English. Where Will We Get the Next Tintin? | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
The Little Prince, Astrid Lindgren, the Brothers Grimm, made us readers. But they came to English years ago—where’s all the stuff that’s happened since?
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What Kind of Group Work Encourages the Most Original Thinking?

What Kind of Group Work Encourages the Most Original Thinking? | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
In Adam Grant's book, Originals, he writes that taking risks and embracing curiosity can lead to original ideas. So how can teachers and parents use his
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Not about reading, but reading broadly can support us to build new ideas and support our children to think in larger, more complex ways about the world around them.
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Finding the Math in Storybooks for Young Children

Finding the Math in Storybooks for Young Children | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Storybooks for young children that contain math ideas may be far more useful in helping kids learn about math than counting books.
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Find the math in everything around us.
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The Importance of Being Scared: Polish Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska on Fairy Tales and the Necessity of Fear

The Importance of Being Scared: Polish Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska on Fairy Tales and the Necessity of Fear | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
"Andersen had the courage to write stories with unhappy endings. He didn’t believe that you should try to be good because it pays ... but because evil stems
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Grew up repeatedly reading the 'Reader's Digest The World's Best Fairy Tales' cover to cover... http://www.librarything.com/work/7064170/covers/
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Judy Blume: Parents worry too much about what children read

Judy Blume: Parents worry too much about what children read | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Children's author Judy Blume, whose own books have been banned in the past,
says children 'self-censor' reading material they don't understand
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Goldie’s Super STEMy Reading List for Budding Scientists, Inventors, and Engineers - GoldieBlox

Goldie’s Super STEMy Reading List for Budding Scientists, Inventors, and Engineers - GoldieBlox | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
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The Gift of Reading

The Gift of Reading | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Books are fundamental engines of advancement, illumination, wonder. Let’s get them in more children’s hands.
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Read... every day...

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How Richard Scarry updated his children's book to be more progressive and inclusive

How Richard Scarry updated his children's book to be more progressive and inclusive | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
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Because it's 2015...

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9 Words About Reading That Every Book Nerd Needs to Know, Because "Bibliophile" Just Isn't Enough

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