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Of heffalumps and hunny: the language of Winnie-the-Pooh

Of heffalumps and hunny: the language of Winnie-the-Pooh | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
November 6, 2012 marks 88 years since the world was first introduced to one of the most famous characters in children?s literature, Winnie-the-Pooh.
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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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Ebooks or Paper Books: Your Best Arguments

Ebooks or Paper Books: Your Best Arguments | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
With the advance of phones, tablets, and ereaders, ebooks have become a popular reading standard. Still, there's something about the feel of an old-fashioned paper book. We asked you which one is better and why, and here are some of the best arguments we heard.
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How reading on screens is rewiring our brains

How reading on screens is rewiring our brains | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Dr. Maryanne Wolf talks about the impact of reading and technology on the brain.
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How tech is changing reading at libraries

How tech is changing reading at libraries | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
A conversation with Courtney Young, president of the American Library Association.
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23 of the most creatively designed Little Free Libraries

23 of the most creatively designed Little Free Libraries | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The builders of these Little Free Libraries went above and beyond to make their pop-up book nooks stand out!
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College Libraries Push Back as Publishers Raise Some E-Book Prices

College Libraries Push Back as Publishers Raise Some E-Book Prices | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Big increases leave librarians at liberal-arts institutions feeling ambushed.
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“Sherlock Holmes” Is Now Officially Off Copyright and Open for Business

“Sherlock Holmes” Is Now Officially Off Copyright and Open for Business | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
What amazing Holmes fan fiction will you create?
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City Forces 9-Year-Old Boy to Move "Little Free Library" From Front Yard

City Forces 9-Year-Old Boy to Move "Little Free Library" From Front Yard | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
It violates a city code that bans detached structures
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10 Great Historical Novels That Will Transport You Back In Time

10 Great Historical Novels That Will Transport You Back In Time | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
This is the huge appeal of historical fiction. It transports the reader to another time -- dramatically different yet full of striking similarities....
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New Orleans librarian, Laurence Copel, wins $3,000 prize

New Orleans librarian, Laurence Copel, wins $3,000 prize | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Copel will receive the prize money for her efforts, which include setting up a library in her own home and riding her bicycle to reach families in need of books.
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14 Movies You Definitely Didn't Know Were Based On Books

14 Movies You Definitely Didn't Know Were Based On Books | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Watching Die Hard, which is arguably the apex of 80s action flicks, brings to mind more than a few strong adjectives: bizarre, stress-inducing, visually interesting... literary? That's right: your very favorite Bruce Willis production was originally ...

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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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20 Of The Most Beloved Books According To Facebook

20 Of The Most Beloved Books According To Facebook | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
With data collected from the "List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way" Facebook meme .
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Beyond magnifying glasses: High-tech options for the vision-impaired

Beyond magnifying glasses: High-tech options for the vision-impaired | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Which technologies or devices have been helpful for you?
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Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Research suggests that recall of plot after using an e-reader is poorer than with traditional books
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"Wimpy Kid" Author's 6 Tips to Hook Reluctant Readers

"Wimpy Kid" Author's 6 Tips to Hook Reluctant Readers | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Jeff Kinney offers sure-fire ways to get kids reading -- and have fun doing it.
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High-tech FingerReader reads to the blind in real time

High-tech FingerReader reads to the blind in real time | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed a ring-like device worn on the index finger that reads aloud books and restaurant menus on the go for people who are blind.
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Instead of begging, homeless man reviews books on the street and sells them (but not to kids)

Instead of begging, homeless man reviews books on the street and sells them (but not to kids) | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Philani is a homeless man in his mid-twenties in Johannesburg, South Africa. Many people in his situation simply stand at corners begging. And that can sometimes meet basic needs...but it certainly doesn't set a person apart or motivate people walking or...
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50 Ways To Teach Your Child To Read

50 Ways To Teach Your Child To Read | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Learning to read is not a magic formula it's a long process that parents can help their children navigate with easy playful activities. Here are 50 ways you can work on teaching your child to read.
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Charles Wright becomes new U.S. Poet Laureate, reports say

Charles Wright becomes new U.S. Poet Laureate, reports say | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Wright, a Virginia resident, is the author of haunting poems, many of them gathered in a Dante-esque cycle of three trilogies known informally as 'The Appalachian Book of the Dead.'
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The Hillary Clinton book tour -- How books help a presidential candidate - The Boston Globe

The Hillary Clinton book tour -- How books help a presidential candidate - The Boston Globe | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
A book, and the national book tour that often follows it, can help politicians in a number of ways that have nothing to do with book sales.
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