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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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7 Reasons Why You MUST Read Aloud To Your Kids At All Ages

7 Reasons Why You MUST Read Aloud To Your Kids At All Ages | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
When parents read aloud to their kids, they teach much more than reading. Here are 7 reasons to be obsessed with reading aloud to your kids at all ages.
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Welcome to BlackWords: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Writers and Storytellers

Welcome to BlackWords: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Writers and Storytellers | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
scope of Australian aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander coverage
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James Patterson Thinks That Books are Precious Snowflakes That Need to be Rescued From Oblivion - The Digital Reader

James Patterson Thinks That Books are Precious Snowflakes That Need to be Rescued From Oblivion - The Digital Reader | Read Read Read | Scoop.it

James Patterson - v - the ebook

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In a future with one last bookstore, a boy falls in love with reading

In a future with one last bookstore, a boy falls in love with reading | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
In a future not too far off from our own, books are a distant memory and even e-readers have fallen out of vogue.
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Read Aloud - Importance of Reading Aloud

Read Aloud - Importance of Reading Aloud | Read Read Read | Scoop.it

Via Rosa Martins
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 18, 2013 2:44 AM
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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 19, 2013 6:57 PM

Get involoved in the 15 minute movement.

1stGradeELL's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:21 PM

A great infographic detailing the reasons we read aloud even to our more proficient young readers.

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Why Are Dogs Popular in Books, and Cats on the Internet?

Why Are Dogs Popular in Books, and Cats on the Internet? | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
Reader, if you and I can agree on anything, it's that the Internet is made of cats. But we may differ on the follow-up: What else could it be made of? When cats took over on our screens and in our minds, whose regime, exactly, did they replace?
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Cats versus Dogs.  A perennial hot topic.  Enjoy both I say!

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Graphic Novels: The Tools of the Trade | Inside A Dog

Graphic Novels: The Tools of the Trade | Inside A Dog | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
A site for young people about the books they like to read. Discover the latest youth literature news, find YA books for teenagers (reviewed by teens), join a book club and discuss your favourite reads, and enter our monthly competitions.
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How To Beat Up Anything: The 10 Worst First Lines from Novels

How To Beat Up Anything: The 10 Worst First Lines from Novels | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
Inspired by this great post 100 Best First Lines from Novels I decided to come up with my own list of the the ten worst first lines from novels. Here they are: 1) No, he never does manage to win...
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Read at your peril!

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THE TOP BOOK CLUB PICKS OF THE MONTH

THE TOP BOOK CLUB PICKS OF THE MONTH | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
MEREDITH JAFFE shares a collection of books that push boundaries and reveals the top book club picks in March. 80,000 book club readers can't be wrong!
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Book club top picks from The Hoopla

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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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The Curse of Reading and Forgetting

The Curse of Reading and Forgetting | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
If we are cursed to forget much of what we read, there are still charms in the moments of reading a particular book…
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A good reason for rereading!

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First major retrospective devoted to Enid Blyton opens in Newcastle - Telegraph

First major retrospective devoted to Enid Blyton opens in Newcastle  - Telegraph | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
A new exhibition opens this weekend which celebrates the life and work of the Famous Five writer Enid Blyton.
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Books that changed me: Jemma Birrell

Books that changed me: Jemma Birrell | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
Artistic director of the Sydney Writers' Festival, Jemma Birrell, talks about her favourite books.
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Letters of Note: Advice from Harper Lee

Letters of Note: Advice from Harper Lee | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
Fascinating letters. Interesting correspondence.
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To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic read.

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Neil Gaiman urges publishers to 'make mistakes' in uncertain new era

Neil Gaiman urges publishers to 'make mistakes' in uncertain new era | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
Author's speech to London Book Fair calls for an experimental approach to a changing 'digital frontier'
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The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles by Giorgio Bassani – review

The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles by Giorgio Bassani – review | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
Bassani's elegiac 1958 novella about the trials of a gay doctor during Italy's slide into fascism has lost none of its power, writes Ben Hutchinson
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The Most Ridiculous Claims Used to Challenge Classic Novels

The Most Ridiculous Claims Used to Challenge Classic Novels | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
The American Library Association has released its study of the most frequently challenged books of 2012, a list that includes classics and YA touchstones alike. But books have been challenged, bann...
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War of the worlds: who owns the political soul of science fiction?

War of the worlds: who owns the political soul of science fiction? | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
In the sci-fi genre, two diametrically opposed ideologies are battling it out as leftwing writers embrace otherness, while the rightwingers look up to authority, writes Adam Roberts
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