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Reading Literary Fiction Improves Theory of Mind | The New School for Social Research| The New School News Releases

Reading Literary Fiction Improves Theory of Mind | The New School for Social Research| The New School News Releases | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
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the edge: Salute to Librarians! Featuring Wokingham Librarian Barbara Band

the edge: Salute to Librarians! Featuring Wokingham Librarian Barbara Band | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
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Insight from Barbara Band on working with kids in school libraries

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Kate DiCamillo to Be Ambassador of Young People’s Literature

Kate DiCamillo to Be Ambassador of Young People’s Literature | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
Kate DiCamillo, author of “Because of Winn-Dixie,” has been chosen to serve as the fourth national ambassador for young people’s literature.
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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages
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fascinating exploration of some of the research behind the differences and similarities of paper books and ebooks.

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Read/Talk/Sing -- To Build Strong Brains in Very Young Children

Thirty minutes a day of reading can determine whether or not a child can read or not read -- and that interaction can determine whether a child will stay in school or not stay in school.
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US but the message is the same...

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Improving the lives of children and young people - WHO/Europe

Improving the lives of children and young people - WHO/Europe | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
Improving the lives of children and young people: case studies from Europe. Volume 1. Early years. Download. English (PDF), 2.4 MB. Edited by Vivian Barnekow, Bjarne Bruun Jensen, Candace Currie, Alan Dyson, Naomi Eisenstadt and ...
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3 volumes of this covering early years, childhood and school - and all echo the importance of reading with and for children

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DO YOU DO THE WRITE THING?: READING IMPROVES BRAIN FUNCTION

DO YOU DO THE WRITE THING?: READING IMPROVES BRAIN FUNCTION | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
"@essiefox: Some fascinating research: READING IMPROVES BRAIN FUNCTION http://t.co/9MN8KAPEDz"
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We all knew it was good for us...

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Christmas 2013: best picture books for children – review

Christmas 2013: best picture books for children – review | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
Festive fare includes pussies galore, an amazing dog and a baby donkey bound for Bethlehem, writes Kate Kellaway
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How to teach… reading for pleasure

How to teach… reading for pleasure | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
The link between reading for fun and educational success is well established, but how can teachers get reluctant readers into books?
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Do libraries matter? 94 percent of Americans say libraries make life better

Do libraries matter? 94 percent of Americans say libraries make life better | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
In a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, 54 percent of respondents said libraries aren't as necessary as they once were when it comes to finding information. However, 94 percent said a library improves a community's quality of life.
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Roald Dahl funny prize goes to 'lovable and hilarious' schoolboy loser

Roald Dahl funny prize goes to 'lovable and hilarious' schoolboy loser | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
A 'loser' schoolboy and a battle over a monkey nut triumph at the Roald Dahl funny prize A "very funny and cheeky book" about schoolboy with a big nose, I Am Still Not a Loser by Jim Smith, is this year's funniest book for seven to 14-year-olds,...
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The best children's literature of 2013

The best children's literature of 2013 | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
From picture books for toddlers to novels for teens, Julia Eccleshare and Michelle Pauli choose this year's standout titlesZ Is for Moose by Kelly Bingham and Paul O Zelinsky (Andersen, £6.99)Moose makes sure that the order of the letters of the...
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How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell - review

How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell - review | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
Rider: 'If you haven't discovered the crazy but awesome series of How to Train your Dragon you are missing out'
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Science supports theory reading makes us better human beings

Science supports theory reading makes us better human beings | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
Does reading fiction make you a better, less self-absorbed person?
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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area - TeachThought

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area - TeachThought | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it

"Reading is reading. By understanding that letters make sounds, we can blend those sounds together to make whole sounds that symbolize meaning we can all exchange with one another. Without getting too Platonic about it all, reading doesn’t change simply because you’re reading a text from another content area. Only sometimes it does.'


Via Gianfranco D'Aversa
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Children's and Young People's Reading in 2012: Findings from the 2012 Annual Literacy Survey | National Literacy Trust

This report reveals that children and young people are reading less and more are embarrassed to be seen reading, while many also believe that their parents don’t care if they spend time reading.
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Reputable research - with worrying findings

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Brain function 'boosted for days after reading a novel'

Brain function 'boosted for days after reading a novel' | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
Being pulled into the world of a gripping novel can trigger actual, measurable changes in the brain that linger for at least five days after reading, scientists have said.
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Marcus Sedgwick: 'Inspiration is everywhere'

Marcus Sedgwick: 'Inspiration is everywhere' | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
Marcus Sedgwick, author of Midwinter Blood, She is Not Invisible, and this month's teen book club choice Dark Satanic Mills, talks to site member Krazy Kesh about the perks of being an author
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Why read graphic novels?
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Great novels from this man - an inspirational author

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Involving children and young people in research – PRWE forum ...

Involving children and young people in research – PRWE forum ... | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
There is increasing interest in children and young people's involvement in health, public health and social care research. In early 2013 People and Research West of England decided to create a forum for researchers in the ...
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Interesting for the discussion on meaningful involvement of YP in this health research - may have some application in libraries involvement too....

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Christmas 2013: best fiction for 8- to 12-year-olds – review

Christmas 2013: best fiction for 8- to 12-year-olds – review | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
Exhilarating flights of fancy featuring giants, witches and dinosaurs can make long journeys endurable this season, writes Lucy Rock
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A lovely list - I loved 'Fortunately the Milk' and 'Ransom of Dond'.

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Sally Gardner interview: 'Poor young men in Britain are still cannon fodder for the army'

Sally Gardner interview: 'Poor young men in Britain are still cannon fodder for the army' | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
The award-winning children's writer is now addressing older readers in her anti-war novel, Tinder. It's time to enter the 'dark, dark wood', she tells Viv Groskop
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That's not all she says in this straight talking interview about her new book 'Tinder' which I have just started and am engrossed in!

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Russian Roulette by Anthony Horowitz - review

Russian Roulette by Anthony Horowitz - review | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
'I would rate this book 8/10 because is was riveting and kept me turning the pages to find out what happened next'
This book is about a 14-year-old boy called Yasha from a tiny village in Russia called Estrov.
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Tweet, Tweet: A Culture of Literacy by Sarah Mulhern Gross

Tweet, Tweet: A Culture of Literacy by Sarah Mulhern Gross | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
My love of social media is well-known at school.  The upperclassmen tell the freshman about my love affair with Twitter and they keep track of the number of followers I have.  I’m always livetweeti...
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Lovely positive article about using Twitter in a reading context

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CILIP welcomes Welsh Minister’s statement on the value of public libraries | CILIP

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Poem: Decorating the Tree, written for London's Trafalgar Square Christmas tree

Poem: Decorating the Tree, written for London's Trafalgar Square Christmas tree | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
Read Decorating the Tree, a poem writtne by children, poets and Kevin Crossley-Holland to celebrate the lighting of the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree in London
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Lovely Christmas Poem by our SLA President Kevin Crossley-Holland

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