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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 | Reading discovery | 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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Reading is different online than off, experts say

Reading is different online than off, experts say | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Our brains, neuroscientists warn, are developing new circuits with a big impact on non-digital reading
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Books? Or No Books? Envisioning the Academic Library of the Future

Books? Or No Books? Envisioning the Academic Library of the Future | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
With increased focus on sharing of collections, consortial delivery programs, and collaboration amongst libraries in identifying and preserving print runs and last copies, the academic library is changing dramatically....
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No time to peruse a book? Not to worry – speed-reading is back (+video)

No time to peruse a book? Not to worry – speed-reading is back (+video) | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
A crop of new apps – including Spritz, Velocity, AccelaReader, and Rooster – claim to help readers get through books more quickly.
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Why Are So Few Books From the 20th Century Available as Ebooks?

Why Are So Few Books From the 20th Century Available as Ebooks? | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
... while the vast majority of songs are on iTunes and YouTube?
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Naveed: Through My Eyes - the third book in a powerful and moving new fiction series about children living in contemporary conflict zones

Naveed: Through My Eyes - the third book in a powerful and moving new fiction series about children living in contemporary conflict zones | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
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Entering World of Literature’s Great Sleuth

Entering World of Literature’s Great Sleuth | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
“The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes,” now at the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio, delves into the world of the famous literary detective.
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Love of reading comes after knowing how to read

Love of reading comes after knowing how to read | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Reading ASSIST Institute applauds the Delaware Board of Education’s Literacy Campaign and its focus on grade level re...
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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 | Reading discovery | 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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Children flock to see favourite authors at Huddersfield literature festival

Children flock to see favourite authors at Huddersfield literature festival | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Annabel Pitcher among famous authors to read to youngsters
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Kid Lit Frenzy: The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Celebrating 45 Years

Kid Lit Frenzy: The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Celebrating 45 Years | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar turns 45!!

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Pew: The Library Holds Its Own in the Information Age

Pew: The Library Holds Its Own in the Information Age | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Twenty-five years into this Web thing, Americans remain "highly engaged" with libraries.
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Why Israel gave Japan 300 Anne Frank-related books

Why Israel gave Japan 300 Anne Frank-related books | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The Israeli Embassy is donating 300 Anne Frank-related books to Tokyo public libraries to replace those that have been vandalized.
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Sally Rippin's series for primary school age children, *Billie B. Brown* and *Hey Jack!*, are bestsellers with young readers of all reading levels. So she's well equipped to give advice on helping ...

Sally Rippin's series for primary school age children, *Billie B. Brown* and *Hey Jack!*, are bestsellers with young readers of all reading levels. So she's well equipped to give advice on helping ... | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Sally Rippin's series for primary school age children, *Billie B. Brown* and *Hey Jack!*, are bestsellers with young readers of all reading levels. So she's well equipped to give advice on helping instil a love of reading in reluctant readers. Here are some of her tips - and her story on the genesis of Billie and Jack.
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The Rise of E-Books and a Shrinking Library Catalog

The Rise of E-Books and a Shrinking Library Catalog | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
E-reading is on the rise, according to a January report by the Pew Internet project. Fully 50 percent of adults own a tablet or e-reader, and two out of five public libraries lend e-readers. But wh...
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Celebrating 50 years: April

Celebrating 50 years: April | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Find out what's going on in April to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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A few words about wordless picture books

A few words about wordless picture books | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Wordless picture books are books are told entirely through their illustrations — they are books without words, or sometimes just a few words. Sharing wordless books at home or at school gives us a chance to develop so many important literacy skills: listening, speaking, storytelling, vocabulary, comprehension, story structure, inference, cause and effect … the list goes on and on!
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The disappearing tribe of India's letter writers

The disappearing tribe of India's letter writers | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
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Through literature, 11-year-old writer preaches equality in Nigeria

Through literature, 11-year-old writer preaches equality in Nigeria | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
FOLAKE Awosanya is just like any 11-year-old girl one can find around, however, her love for literature knows no bound. At 11 years, the Grade 5 pupil...
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allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Women's Literature Receives Sponsorship

allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Women's Literature Receives Sponsorship | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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The 6 Golden Baobab Prizes - The Golden Baobab

The 6 Golden Baobab Prizes - The Golden Baobab | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
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Jacqueline Harvey

Jacqueline Harvey | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Sharon Furlong's insight:

What a wonderful day we had with Jacqueline Harvey at Hillcrest Christian College. Jacqueline inspired our competition winners over High Tea and then our Grade 3-4 students as she shared about Clementine Rose. Thanks Jacqueline.

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Tech gives strugglers the confidence to read more

Tech gives strugglers the confidence to read more | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
A new survey shows how ebooks and Kindles are re-shaping reading habits, writes Anna Baddeley
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the world of Eric Carle TM

the world of Eric Carle TM | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The World of Eric Carle embodies the joys of playful learning and an appreciation of art and nature...
Sharon Furlong's insight:

It's the 45th Anniversary of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"

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Not So Fast: Speed-Reading App Fails To Convince Experts - NBC News

Not So Fast: Speed-Reading App Fails To Convince Experts - NBC News | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
A new Web app that promises vast increases in reading speed has been making the rounds in social media and tech news. But experts in the field say that the t...
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Jim Harmon's curator insight, March 16, 6:32 PM

Just because a news outlet says this doesn't make it accurate over the long term. Kids brains have changed compared to most parents and teachers, and more research needs to be done. The last time studies to depth were conducted was a lifetime ago.