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The Future of Books Looks a Lot Like Netflix | Wired Business | Wired.com

The Future of Books Looks a Lot Like Netflix | Wired Business | Wired.com | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
The book business is merging into the magazine business as more publishers sell literature via subscription to highly targeted clusters of readers. High-profile literary studio Plympton is leading the charge with its $5-a-month iOS service Rooster.
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Nurturing Literacy: Tips and Resources For Developing Lifelong Readers

Nurturing Literacy: Tips and Resources For Developing Lifelong Readers | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
The importance of early literacy cannot be understated. Countless studies have shown that students who start reading earlier are better prepared for the academic road ahead. Not to mention, early read
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Read With Me: 5 Tips to Foster a Love for Reading

Read With Me: 5 Tips to Foster a Love for Reading | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
"Read along with me: the best is yet to be." - Lisa Dabbs (adapted from Robert Browning)

When I first became a teacher, I was excited to begin sharing the love of reading with my students. I grew up
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Reading 'can help reduce stress' - Telegraph

Reading 'can help reduce stress'  - Telegraph | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
Reading is the best way to relax and even six minutes can be enough to reduce the stress levels by more than two thirds, according to new research.
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Technology no substitute for reading time: Mem Fox

Technology no substitute for reading time: Mem Fox | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
Leading children's author Mem Fox finds it ''heartbreaking'' to see small children left alone with smartphones and tablets to entertain themselves.
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Neil Gaiman: Let children read the books they love

Neil Gaiman: Let children read the books they love | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
Author says physical books are here to stay during keynote speech on what he sees as future of books, reading and libraries
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Shakespeare to be revised by Margaret Atwood and Howard Jacobson

Shakespeare to be revised by Margaret Atwood and Howard Jacobson | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
The publisher Hogarth’s ambitious project to produce novelized retellings of William Shakespeare ’s plays has two new authors -- the Man Booker Prize-winning writers Margaret Atwood and Howard Jacobson.
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Google's Library in the Sky Grows

Google's Library in the Sky Grows | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
Google has scored a deserved victory in its battle to build the largest digital book library and we should all be applauding--even authors and publishers.
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2013's 10 Best Works of Fiction So Far

2013's 10 Best Works of Fiction So Far | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
It may be hard to believe, but we've already made it halfway through 2013. And what a year for fiction it's been! The first half of this year has been full of wonderfully strange short fiction, big...
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Wanna Write a Good One? Library as Publisher | American Libraries Magazine

Wanna Write a Good One? Library as Publisher | American Libraries Magazine | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
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Public Library’s ‘ABC of It’ Looks at Children’s Books

Public Library’s ‘ABC of It’ Looks at Children’s Books | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
“The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter,” a remarkably rich new exhibition at the New York Public Library, dissects a major part of growing up.
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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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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 6, 2013 1:03 PM

"May books be always with you" Lisa Bu

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Qantas Airlines To Offer In-Flight Books : NPR

Qantas Airlines To Offer In-Flight Books : NPR | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
The Australian airline plans to customize works by Australian authors to fit the length of the flight.
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Qantas will offer print copies of books by Australian authors to passengers telling customers to ditch their Kindles in the process.

 

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5 Reasons Reluctant Readers are Reluctant

5 Reasons Reluctant Readers are Reluctant | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
They respond to texts differently than you do One of the most exhilarating things about teaching reading and discussing texts is that they can be viewed through a variety of lenses. Texts, like language,…
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How Reading Literature Cultivates Empathy

How Reading Literature Cultivates Empathy | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
"Nearly a quarter of American adults did not read a single book in the past year." I was eating an apple when I read this this and I gasped and the apple piece got stuck and I ran around trying to fi
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Jackie French: Schools are failing to teach children to read

Jackie French: Schools are failing to teach children to read | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
Teaching children how to read is increasingly being outsourced to well-meaning volunteers rather than qualified professionals, according to leading author Jackie French.
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Teacher Librarians are also being burdened with duties which fall well outside the very nature and scope of their role.  As there is usually only one Teacher Librarian in every high school,  this impacts on core school library duties.

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The best children's, science, and technology books of the year, human connection and the difference between empathy and sympathy, and more

The best children's, science, and technology books of the year, human connection and the difference between empathy and sympathy, and more | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
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Libraries read mood of digital age - ABC Goulburn Murray - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Libraries read mood of digital age - ABC Goulburn Murray - Australian Broadcasting Corporation | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
In the age of e-books and high-speed WiFi, what cultural importance do libraries hold in Australia?
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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, October 13, 2013 5:24 AM

Your brain on books. We all know reading is good for you, here's yet more proof.

sarah's curator insight, October 27, 2013 7:08 AM

intéressant

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:07 PM

Educators have long told us that reading expands our minds. Here are some of the specific ways in which they do so.

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» Teaching Your Son to Love to Read: Successful Reading Strategies for Boys

» Teaching Your Son to Love to Read: Successful Reading Strategies for Boys | Read Read Read | Scoop.it

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Strategies to get reluctant readers to read and get them to widen the horizon of books to read!

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10 Books That Sum Up The Contradictions of American Life

10 Books That Sum Up The Contradictions of American Life | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
As we head towards the 237th birthday of the United States of America, last week’s news cycle and various political discussions have given us a whole new set of reasons to ponder the many contradic...
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Famous Authors' Handwritten Outlines for Great Works of Literature

Famous Authors' Handwritten Outlines for Great Works of Literature | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
Writing a novel (or a story, for that matter) is confusing work. There are just so many characters running all over the place, dropping hints and having revelations. So it's no surprise that many a...
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'Libraries in Exile' fights to save priceless manuscripts in Mali

'Libraries in Exile' fights to save priceless manuscripts in Mali | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
The coalition of librarians, archivists, and historians is using the crowdfunding site IndieGoGo to try to raise money to save the historic papers.
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Can the preservation of these priceless manuscripts help to heal the conflict in Mali?

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The Book Chook: Top Tips for Young Writers

The Book Chook: Top Tips for Young Writers | Read Read Read | Scoop.it

What’s a chook?
Here in Australia, it’s what lots of us call a hen. It rhymes with book. As a Kindergarten teacher, I was a real mother hen, who loved reading aloud to my chicks. The Book Chook blog shares snippets I discover from the wonderful world and words of kids’ literacy, learning and literature. I'm passionate about helping kids read, write and create, and love to find and share useful educational resources with parents, teachers and librarians

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