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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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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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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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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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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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