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Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right.

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all find a preference for old-fashioned print.
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Fathers can make a difference in getting sons to read

Fathers can make a difference in getting sons to read | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Engaging boys in reading can be tough. Many parents find that their boys either aren’t interested in sitting still long enough, or they often perceive reading as a “girl thing”. The consequences of boys…
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Little Free Libraries popping up across Melbourne

Little Free Libraries popping up across Melbourne | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Melbourne is becoming the Australian centre of the global Little Free Library movement.
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If we stop telling kids what to read, they might start reading again

If we stop telling kids what to read, they might start reading again | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
It's an age old question, but with new evidence.
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Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play: How Libraries Reach Kids Before They Can Read

Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play: How Libraries Reach Kids Before They Can Read | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
This isn't your typical story time; public libraries are designing new programs to help parents and caregivers interact with toddlers in ways that will encourage future reading.
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Don't Judge a Book by its Cover: Tech-Savvy Teens Remain Fans of Print Books

Don't Judge a Book by its Cover: Tech-Savvy Teens Remain Fans of Print Books | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
What influences teens to buy books?
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Why we need culture and books more than ever: Richard Flanagan

Why we need culture and books more than ever: Richard Flanagan | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
My book only exists because in that hellish place long ago the strong helped the weak. These were concrete acts that became for me, growing up, symbols of what a good society might be.
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Therapy dogs help give kids reading confidence

Therapy dogs help give kids reading confidence | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The Tail Waggin’ Tutors visit the Genoa Branch Library regularly.
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Q&A with Colin Thompson

Q&A with Colin Thompson | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Since he started writing and illustrating children's books in 1990, Colin Thompson has had more than 65 books published. He has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel Ho...
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World Premiere: The Very Hungry Caterpillar will debut in Australia

World Premiere: The Very Hungry Caterpillar will debut in Australia | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
It's your childhood come to life! The Very Hungry Caterpillar is going to eat his way off his book and onto stages all over Australia, debuting at Sydney Festival 2015. He'll then tour to Melbourne, Brisbane, Penrith, Queanbeyan, and Newcastle. This is a brand-new, Australian made show all about one of the…
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**Richard Flanagan** won the Man Booker Prize last night for his novel *The Narrow Road to the Deep North*, inspired by his father's experiences as a prisoner of war. In this edited extract from **...

**Richard Flanagan** won the Man Booker Prize last night for his novel *The Narrow Road to the Deep North*, inspired by his father's experiences as a prisoner of war. In this edited extract from **... | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
**Richard Flanagan** won the Man Booker Prize last night for his novel *The Narrow Road to the Deep North*, inspired by his father's experiences as a prisoner of war. In this edited extract from **Ramona Koval**'s 2013 interview at the Wheeler Centre, Flanagan explores that family inspiration and the link between growing up with his father's stories of his experiences as a prisoner of war and the creation of the novel.
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Why 'deep reading' is good for your health

Why 'deep reading' is good for your health | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Scientists say deep reading helps neurons and cells connect and remain functional while also reducing stress.
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How reading a little each week is a form of life support

How reading a little each week is a form of life support | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
One in three adults in the UK – or 16m people – rarely or never read for pleasure. A new survey of 4,164 adults, including both those who read and those who don’t, found that adults who read for just 20…
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Inside the secret lab where Amazon is designing the future of reading

Chris Green holds an envelope. At least, it looks like an envelope. In reality, it's a piece of office copy paper that's been cut and folded into the shape of a Kindle Voyage, the latest in...
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They're Watching You Read by Francine Prose

They're Watching You Read by Francine Prose | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
What are the implications for readers, and writers, of new technology allowing publishers to know which books we’ve finished or not finished, how fast we have read them, and precisely where we snapped shut the cover?
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The case against e-readers: Why reading paper books is better for your mind.

The case against e-readers: Why reading paper books is better for your mind. | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Hard copy books are just more pleasant to read.
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Whisper it quietly, the book is back … and here’s the man leading the revival

Whisper it quietly, the book is back … and here’s the man leading the revival | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The book is back, says James Daunt, who tells Robert McCrum that innovation can help his industry ride out the online storm
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See the Possible: Little Free Libraries come to Fairfax

See the Possible: Little Free Libraries come to Fairfax | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
It was a simple idea to share books with friends and neighbors, and now the movement has gone around the world.
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Best Illustrated Books

Best Illustrated Books | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2014, with sample artwork from each.
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Chris Kiesow Vollmer's curator insight, November 9, 2014 7:56 PM

Some interesting choices.

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The Jacket Designer's Challenge: To Capture A Book By Its Cover

The Jacket Designer's Challenge: To Capture A Book By Its Cover | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Peter Mendelsund has designed hundreds of book covers, including two new ones of his own: Cover and What We See When We Read. He talks about his process and why "dead authors get the best" covers.
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Heise Teaches & Writes (and Reads on another blog): 180 #bookaday Read Alouds

Heise Teaches & Writes (and Reads on another blog): 180 #bookaday Read Alouds | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
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