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Lisa Bu: How books can open your mind

What happens when a dream you've held since childhood ... doesn't come true? As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new life in the United States, she turned to books."

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Books provide refuge, release, fantasy, support and wonder in a world of their own.

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"May books be always with you" Lisa Bu

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Are e-books a waste of money? The surprising winner when it comes to reading

Are e-books a waste of money? The surprising winner when it comes to reading | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
In a win for old-fashioned paper books, new research has found children with access to a range of e-reading devices are less likely to read.
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, March 22, 2:46 AM
I was demonstrating to some students how to access our e-book collection. One boy asked if he could tell how many pages a book had before he borrowed it. I said no. After borrowing and finding out it had 65 pages he decided he didn't want it after all. I thought one of the hooks was that if a child could not see the actual book they would not be put off by the size of it. This does not seem to be the case in this instance.
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Story Dogs helping develop young bookhounds

Story Dogs is a program that sees children read aloud to man's best friend, building their confidence and improving literacy.
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Syria's secret library - BBC News

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Enthusiasts have stocked an underground library in Syria with books rescued from bombed buildings - and users dodge shells and bullets to reach it.
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92 Percent Of Students Prefer Print Books, New Study Shows

92 Percent Of Students Prefer Print Books, New Study Shows | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
The smell of old books is among the reasons students say they aren't going digital.
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Read the World’s Best Books for Free With The Harvard Classics

Read the World’s Best Books for Free With The Harvard Classics | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
Most of us struggle to choose which book to read next. Either we've run out of recommendations, or our "to read" list leaves us spoiled for choice. And with time being so short, we don't want to risk wasting any of it on a book that's less than par. This article details a multi-volume collection…

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23 Books That Everyone With Wanderlust Should Read

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Wanderlust is notoriously difficult to manage. Once you've tasted the adrenaline rush of travel, it can feel unbearable to sit at home, knowing that adventure is out
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Our Map - Little Free Library

Take a Book • Return a Book The Worldwide Movement Welcome to the World Map of Little Free Library book exchanges! Search the Map below to find a Little Free Library book exchange near you where you may take or return a book (and maybe strike up a conversation, too!). If you have a registered …
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Peter Mendelsund, Book Designer, Debuts as a Writer

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Peter Mendelsund has designed hundreds of striking book covers, but his imagination seized up when it came time to design one for his own book.
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James Patterson: Digital revolution threatens American literature

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Despite having authored dozens of best-selling titles, James Patterson is very worried about the present and future of books in America, as the publishing world continues to grapple with the tectonic shifts brought about by the advent of ebooks and their major distributor, Amazon. Continue reading →
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The internet isn't harming our love of 'deep reading', it's cultivating it

The internet isn't harming our love of 'deep reading', it's cultivating it | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
Steven Poole: Lengthy pieces of writing are increasingly found on the very internet that pessimists blame for turning us into skim readers
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Developing Literacy Skills Through Comics & Graphic Novels

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Comics in Education is a website run by Dr. Glen Downey for the purpose of sharing activities and ideas for using comics and graphic novels in literacy education. Head to the classroom section of the site to find five literacy skills development activities that can be completed online or offline. Those activities include wordless narratives, graphic poetry, cave art, visual note-taking, and symbolic language in words and images.


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 11, 2014 3:12 AM

This look really useful! 

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Children prefer to read books on paper rather than screens

Research shows that providing children with eReading devices can actually inhibit their reading.
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Ebook sales continue to fall as younger generations drive appetite for print

Nielsen survey finds UK ebook sales declined by 4% in 2016, the second consecutive year digital has shrunk
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Do students lose depth in digital reading?

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With the surge in e-books and digital devices, one concern has been whether students are learning as much. Research shows that some crucial elements of learning are indeed being lost.
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How Social Media Changed The Way We Read Books

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Maddie Crum:  "The boundary between author and readers is disappearing. What does that mean for the future of storytelling?"

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Histórias cada vez mais partilhadas! A autoria que não é só do autor! “When it came time to write this book, I was therefore able to write directly to my readers, because I know them so well. For me, social media dissolved the border between author and reader, replacing that border with real intimacy.”
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Book Week 2015: Digital Resources to Engage Students - YouTube

http://eduwebinar.com.au/ Book Week is a significant event on the annual calendar for school communities. Dr Jennie Bales provides an overview of links to su...

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10 Beautiful Literary Locations That Inspired Beloved Novels You Can Visit Now And Remember Forever

 

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15 Movies Starring Bookstores | Book Recommendations and Reviews | BOOK RIOT

15 Movies Starring Bookstores | Book Recommendations and Reviews | BOOK RIOT | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
Last week, I rounded up my favorite library scenes in movies. But while doing that, I got caught thinking about bookstores in movies as well. So it’s time for a sequel. Here are my favorite movies that star bookstores. Notting … Continued
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Improbable libraries: unusual places to bury your head in a book…

Improbable libraries: unusual places to bury your head in a book… | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
In an extract from his new book, Alex Johnson looks at the imaginative forms the modern library takes
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7 Reasons Young Adult Books Appeal to Adults - Huffington Post (blog)

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7 Reasons Young Adult Books Appeal to AdultsHuffington Post (blog)Sometimes you feel like a brooding, meditative tome about classical music and the Cold War. Sometimes you don't.

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Megan Andersen's curator insight, October 24, 2014 2:49 PM

Many people like to judge adults who read young adult books, but they often provide more diverse characters and plot lines than some of the adult authors who basically write the same book over and over.

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, October 26, 2014 5:06 AM

Interesting

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Kids Don't Read Books Because Parents Don't Read Books

Kids Don't Read Books Because Parents Don't Read Books | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
There is a cultural narrative about how electronic devices are pulling children away from books. When I meet with other university professors they often tell me that the students don’t read anymore because their eyeballs are glued to their phones. Technophobes think we are raising a generation that doesn’t understand [...]
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 11, 2014 2:45 AM

An interesting article about the power of parent reading. Not only to  and with their but reading themselves. Being a good role model includes demonstrating reading for please. 

Dorothy Miller's curator insight, September 8, 2014 10:22 AM

I agree with your observation.   When parents and older siblings sit at the dinner table and can't put their electronic devices down to engage in conversation, there is a great possibility that the small child will not be observed reading a book.  I have had parents bring me their students print books because "They don't use them anymore.  They have a ___ to play electronic games and read e-books.  Our teachers are demanding that our school pay for subscription e-books so the children can read them at home.  Some of these subscription sites read the book to the child on the electronic device.  Where is the enjoyment of sitting with a loved grown-up and reading a new or favorite book together?  These children will not have those precious memories.  "Reading aloud is the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading."

(State of Black CT Alliance-2009)

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British Library puts 1,200 'literary treasures' on new website

British Library puts 1,200 'literary treasures' on new website | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
From Brontë childhood writings to press coverage of Oscar Wilde's trial, 'greatest literary treasures' put online in what will be the largest digital English literature resource
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Developing Literacy Skills Through Comics & Graphic Novels

Developing Literacy Skills Through Comics & Graphic Novels | Read Read Read | Scoop.it

Comics in Education is a website run by Dr. Glen Downey for the purpose of sharing activities and ideas for using comics and graphic novels in literacy education. Head to the classroom section of the site to find five literacy skills development activities that can be completed online or offline. Those activities include wordless narratives, graphic poetry, cave art, visual note-taking, and symbolic language in words and images.


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 11, 2014 3:12 AM

This look really useful!