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Need a new book for a young reader but can’t make it to the library today? We might have the solution… – Better Reading

Need a new book for a young reader but can’t make it to the library today? We might have the solution… – Better Reading | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Better Reading is about books that won’t let you down. Books to surprise and delight you. Books you’ll want to keep reading in bed, in the kitchen, on holidays.
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Printed book sales rise for first time in four years as ebooks decline

Printed book sales rise for first time in four years as ebooks decline | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Adult colouring book craze and 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland helped revival in traditional publishing last year
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Lessons learned from rereading childhood classics

Lessons learned from rereading childhood classics | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Our staff revisit some of their favourite books as children, and reflect on how their opinions have shifted.





Isobel Moore has a new (and wiser) appreciation for Winnie-the-Pooh’s MO

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Prince William reveals George’s favourite bedtime story

Prince William reveals George’s favourite bedtime story | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
On a recent visit to Oxford, Prince William revealed prince George's favourite bedtime story and as it happens, he has excellent taste in literature!
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Essential Reads: Big Hug Books - Children's Books Daily...

Essential Reads: Big Hug Books - Children's Books Daily... | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
It’s not often that I blog about a series time and time and time again, but then it’s not often that I come across a series that I feel so passionately about.
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Uganda, where a book can cost a month’s salary - BBC News

Uganda, where a book can cost a month’s salary - BBC News | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The hunt for a good book in Uganda's capital is not for the faint-hearted; in fact it feels like a black market, writes the BBC's Catherine Byaruhanga.
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Book-loving stars on Instagram: They're the new Oprah

Book-loving stars on Instagram: They're the new Oprah | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Celebs like Reese Witherspoon, Lena Dunham and Emma Watson share what they're reading.
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Shakespeare 2016 | Shakespeare 400 | Shakespeare's England

Shakespeare 2016 | Shakespeare 400 | Shakespeare's England | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
2016 commemorates 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. To commemorate, there is so much going on in his home of Stratford-upon-Avon and the surrounding area, visit the Shakespeare's England website to find out more and plan your visit!
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Key advance: Neuroscientists get a new look into how we read: Brain scans show activity during normal reading

Key advance: Neuroscientists get a new look into how we read: Brain scans show activity during normal reading | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists have come up with a way to observe brain activity during natural reading. It's the first time researchers have been able to study the brain while reading actual texts, instead of individual words, and it's already helping settle some ideas about just how we read.
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Why You May Be Seeing Stacks Of Books All Over NYC

Why You May Be Seeing Stacks Of Books All Over NYC | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
“The people who’ve taken part in the project are now connected to me in this weird [but good] way."
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15 wonderful quotes about libraries… in libraries (pictures)

15 wonderful quotes about libraries… in libraries (pictures) | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
These brilliant images combine human wisdom with where it originates from. All quotes were collected and images designed by Daniel Dalton, writer…
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Travelling library: The two Indians on a road trip to promote books - BBC News

Travelling library: The two Indians on a road trip to promote books - BBC News | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Satabdi Mishra and Akshaya Ravtaray are on an arduous 10,000 kms (6,213 miles) road trip across India to promote reading.
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Read to me!

Read to me! | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
I am holding " The Christopher Robin Storybook + ' by AA Milne and EH Shepard that my mother read to me when I was very young. Looking at it now, I realise that she bought the 1963 edition in Penang,...
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There is a Tribe of Kids - Reading Time

There is a Tribe of Kids - Reading Time | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Lane Smith, There is a Tribe of Kids, Pan Macmillan Australia, 26 April 2016, 32pp., $24.99, (hbk) ISBN 9781509812882 On first impressions one might think this is a picture book about the Three Billy Goats Gruff, but fans of Lane Smith know better...
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Love this book of collective nouns with its beautiful illustrations
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7 Reasons Why You MUST Read Aloud To Your Kids At All Ages

7 Reasons Why You MUST Read Aloud To Your Kids At All Ages | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
When parents read aloud to their kids, they teach much more than reading. Here are 7 reasons to be obsessed with reading aloud to your kids at all ages.
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Sweating in the Stacks | American Libraries Magazine

Sweating in the Stacks | American Libraries Magazine | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Troy University Dean of Library Services Christopher Shaffer brought fitness to the ­libraries when he made available six exercise bikes for student use.
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Why it's time to take children's books seriously

Why it's time to take children's books seriously | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Dismissing children's books as childish only means that adult readers miss out on a world of fantastic literature.
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Machine Supply - the vending machine that sells books - BBC News

Machine Supply - the vending machine that sells books - BBC News | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Machine Supply creator Matt Webb explains the concept behind his vending machine that sells books.
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Watering Book Deserts: The Barber of Iowa and The Mailman of Utah | Little Free Library

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Lead ink from scrolls may unlock library destroyed by Vesuvius

Lead ink from scrolls may unlock library destroyed by Vesuvius | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Almost 2000 years after a volcano buried the city of Herculaneum, we may have discovered a way to read its priceless library of ancient scrolls
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These Are the 32 Books From Your Childhood That Your Kids Should Have

These Are the 32 Books From Your Childhood That Your Kids Should Have | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
With so many amazing books for children out in the world, nursery and kid-room bookshelves have the tendency to get filled up pretty quickly — but are you stocking them with the stories you once enjoyed?
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