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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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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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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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The River Singers by Tom Moorhouse - review

The River Singers by Tom Moorhouse - review | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
strawberry5555: 'I loved this book and would love to read the next one in the series!'
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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION AT SISTER LIBRARIES PROGRAMME NAPLE is pleased to invite you to participate in the NAPLE Sister Libraries Programme. The NAPLE Sister Libraries programme seeks to help librar...
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Great programme - do join in....

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Immerse Yourself in… Children’s Fiction

Immerse Yourself in… Children’s Fiction | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
Immerse Yourself in…Children’s Fiction Tuesday 10th December, 4-7pm Liverpool Hope University, Faculty of Education, Eden Building, Hope Park Campus, Liverpool L16 9JD Primary school teachers and teaching assistants can join The Reader Organisation...
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How to Create a “Culture of Reading” | AASL 2013

How to Create a “Culture of Reading” | AASL 2013 | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
How do you get tweens and teens to be interested (and stay interested) in reading?
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A good list of practical ideas

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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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The 100 best novels: No 12 – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (1847)

The 100 best novels: No 12 – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (1847) | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
Charlotte Brontë's erotic masterpiece became a sensation in Victorian England. Its great strength was its intimate dialogue with the reader, explains Robert McCrum
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Libraries as Laboratories (SSIR)

Libraries as Laboratories (SSIR) | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
In Accra, Ghana, social entrepreneurs are working to reinvent the public library for the 21st century.
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Narnia's Lost Poet: the Secret Lives and Loves of CS Lewis; Tudor Monastery Farm – TV review

Narnia's Lost Poet: the Secret Lives and Loves of CS Lewis; Tudor Monastery Farm – TV review | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
AN Wilson's documentary about CS Lewis was a loving tribute to his subject
Where do you go if you're a nine-year-old boy in Belfast, 1907 and your mother has just died?
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Fascinating programme - loved it.

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Penguin signs deal to sell ebooks direct to readers

Penguin signs deal to sell ebooks direct to readers | Libraries and reading | Scoop.it
Sidestepping Amazon and Kindle, publisher will retail its books through Readmill app Penguin UK has moved to loosen Amazon's stranglehold on UK ebook sales, with the launch of direct sales of its titles using a new app making it easier for readers...
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