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The 100 best novels: No 21 – Middlemarch by George Eliot (1871-2)

The 100 best novels: No 21 – Middlemarch by George Eliot (1871-2) | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
This cathedral of words stands today as perhaps the greatest of the great Victorian fictions
Robert McCrum introduces the series
Middlemarch is one of those books that can exert an almost hypnotic power over its readers.
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One of my favourites - so much to get into....

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interview

interview | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
Celebrated children's books authors discuss the inspirations behind some of their best-loved works
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A link to further links - all author interviews

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Learning to read is learning how to live - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Learning to read is learning how to live - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
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In This State: Children's librarian shows how a love of stories leads to learning - VTDigger

In This State: Children's librarian shows how a love of stories leads to learning - VTDigger | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
Grace Greene believes the obstacles that stand between children and all the opportunities that literacy opens up for them can be fixed or changed or ameliorated. Those possibilities have driven her work for the Vermont Department of Libraries.
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Access is key. Children need good school and public libraries and good librarians,” she says.Words of wisdom!

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Reviews roundup: your top reads this month

Reviews roundup: your top reads this month | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
This month's most-read book on the Guardian Children's books site is an extra special treat...
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Why Students Hate Reading

Why Students Hate Reading | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
Why Students Hate Reading
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Picked via Phil Bradley - an useful analysis

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Beyond Sherlock: are there any good detective novels for teens?

Beyond Sherlock: are there any good detective novels for teens? | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
Teens drawn to whodunnits by Benedict Cumberbatch's TV portrayal of Sherlock Holmes have a wealth of modern day detective novels to move onto
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Detective novels - a favourite of mine...

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Group reviews: a selection

Group reviews: a selection | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
More reviews from the members of St James' Catholic High School, who have been busily reading this holiday!
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Eclectic selection...

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6 Great TED Talks Explaining The Art of Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Great TED Talks Explaining The Art of Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it

Via Marta Torán, Javier Sánchez Bolado
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Everyone loves to hear stories - that's one of the reasons why we read

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Historias sobre contar historias

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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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Nice graphic on reading

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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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Yes!!

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Teen book club: Simon Mason introduces Running Girl

Teen book club: Simon Mason introduces Running Girl | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
Writing's a nerve-wracking process for any crime fiction newbie. Here Simon Mason tells us what inspired Running Girl and how he set about writing it
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Just reading this and loving Garvie as a main character...

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Five ways to get kids to want to read and write

Five ways to get kids to want to read and write | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
Here's a book excerpt from veteran educator Larry Ferlazzo's new book on how to get students to warn to learn.
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Nothing out of the ordinary here but useful to reiterate

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SLA - Inspiration Award

SLA - Inspiration Award | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it

This newly revamped award from SLA, sponsored by Gresswell and LFC is open for nominations.

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Launched this week - check it out

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Clarice Bean Spells Trouble by Lauren Child - review

Clarice Bean Spells Trouble by Lauren Child - review | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
'A very entertaining story that puts you on edge'
This is a story about a little girl who wants to be an actress or a writer, and utterly 'hearts' the book Ruby Redfort (which is a real book by the same author, Lauren Child).
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Impact of School Libraries on Learning

http://www.scottishlibraries.org/storage/sectors/schools/SLIC_RGU_Impact_of_School_Libraries_2013.pdf

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Vital update on school library impact from Robert Gordon University

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Vital research on the impact school libraries have on learning
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Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell – review

Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell – review | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
Oddball characters and literary puns delight Josh Lacey
Unwary browsers might think that the heroine of Chris Riddell's new novel, shortlisted for the Costa book award, is a fan of Joy Division and the Cure.
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Fantastic book - and Costa Award winner!

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Group reviews: a selection

Group reviews: a selection | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
Site members from St James' Catholic High School take us through some of the best books they read recently
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Nation's first bookless public library system opens

Nation's first bookless public library system opens | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
The nation’s first all-digital, book-free public library system has opened in San Antonio, with patrons lining up to peruse on online catalog on Apple touch screen computers and check out books on e-readers.
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Apparently this isn't part of the Public Library system in the area... but is open to the public, be fascinating to see how it develops, what use it gets and how people like it.

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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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Lots of reading research at the moment

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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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