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The story of life in a prison city

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How a small group of prisoners in the Warsaw Ghetto collected an archive detailing their lives for posterity.
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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

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The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2014, with sample artwork from each.
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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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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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Chris Kiesow Vollmer's curator insight, November 9, 7:54 PM

Perhaps some day.....

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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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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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