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New Kindle Paperwhite Has Goodreads Built into Device - GalleyCat

New Kindle Paperwhite Has Goodreads Built into Device - GalleyCat | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
New Kindle Paperwhite Has Goodreads Built into Device
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Reading Australia: 200 books at a time - Books and Arts Daily - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Reading Australia: 200 books at a time - Books and Arts Daily - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
'Reading Australia' is an ambitious project initiated to revive out of print Australian classics.
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Libraries use novel approach to ensure digital future - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Libraries use novel approach to ensure digital future - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
In this digital age you could be forgiven to think libraries will soon become a thing of the past.
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25 Books to Read Aloud to Toddlers | Spoonful

25 Books to Read Aloud to Toddlers | Spoonful | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
A roundup of 25 precious books for you to read with your toddler.
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Hotels Add Libraries as Amenity to Keep Guests Inside

Hotels Add Libraries as Amenity to Keep Guests Inside | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Hotel chains are joining a trend started by boutiques in stocking books and newspapers in library-style locations for their guests.
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How Andrew Carnegie Turned His Fortune Into A Library Legacy : NPR

How Andrew Carnegie Turned His Fortune Into A Library Legacy : NPR | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
At the start of the 20th century, the ruthless, self-made steel industrialist paid $60 million for 1,689 public libraries to be built in communities around the U.S. "The man who dies rich dies in disgrace," Carnegie wrote.
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100 books to read before you die

100 books to read before you die | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
EBOOKS and digital technology may be rapidly changing how we read but one factor remains constant: our desire for good stories.
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Public Library’s ‘ABC of It’ Looks at Children’s Books

Public Library’s ‘ABC of It’ Looks at Children’s Books | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
“The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter,” a remarkably rich new exhibition at the New York Public Library, dissects a major part of growing up.
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The Future of Libraries: Short on Books, Long on Tech | TIME.com

The Future of Libraries: Short on Books, Long on Tech | TIME.com | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
This isn't your childhood library.
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A week celebrating literature - Banbury Guardian

A week celebrating literature - Banbury Guardian | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
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A week celebrating literature
Banbury Guardian
The first week of June was a busy one at Queensway Primary School as pupils took part in an array of literary activities as part of the Banbury Partnership Reading Week.
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Book Review: The First 20 Hours, How to Learn Anything... Fast - Huffington Post

Book Review: The First 20 Hours, How to Learn Anything... Fast
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Chances are you have a laundry list of things you want to learn and do, but little time to do them.
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Teaching graphic novels as literature: The Complete Maus enters the curriculum - The Conversation

Teaching graphic novels as literature: The Complete Maus enters the curriculum
The Conversation
Next year, senior students in Victoria will be able to study a graphic novel, The Complete Maus, as part of the prescribed English curriculum.
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Get Your Kid To Read: 4 Tips To Make Reading Fun With Technology

Get Your Kid To Read: 4 Tips To Make Reading Fun With Technology | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
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Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, September 2, 2013 10:44 AM

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For You To Borrow, Some Libraries Have To Go Begging : NPR

For You To Borrow, Some Libraries Have To Go Begging : NPR | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Most Americans say public libraries are important to the community — but eight states don't actually support them. Texas has cut budgets drastically; in Vermont, local librarians must go hand in hand to town meetings every year.
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Winners 2013 - CBCA

Offers support to authors and illustrators, annual awards, and events. Includes calendar of events, tips on getting published, and a quarterly journal.
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The audio-books comeback: how they got out of the car, off the CD player and onto smartphones

The audio-books comeback: how they got out of the car, off the CD player and onto smartphones | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
With lavish original productions and enticing new 'syncing' technology, audio books have emerged as a rare bright spot in the publishing business. Every smartphone is a player.
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20 Great Authors for an Author Study

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20 Great Authors for an Author Study
A few people have asked me to compile all my 'Book People' posts to date into the one blog post. I've hit the magic number of 20 'Book People' posts so now seemed
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A library is not just about books: it's also a place for the vulnerable

A library is not just about books: it's also a place for the vulnerable | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Angela Clarke: If another 400 UK libraries close by 2016, as predicted, the true loss to society will be even greater than we realise
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Is It More Than “Old Book Smell”? - Articles about rare books, antiquarian books, manuscripts, autographs, first editions, illustrated books,... - ILAB-LILA

Is It More Than “Old Book Smell”? - Articles about rare books, antiquarian books, manuscripts, autographs, first editions, illustrated books,... - ILAB-LILA | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
We all know that aroma. Perhaps it evokes trips to the library as a child, or the cozy ambience of a grandfather’s study. It’s the...
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Haystacks vs. Algorithms: Is Scanning the Stacks for [Pretty] Books Really the Best Research Strategy? - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Haystacks vs. Algorithms: Is Scanning the Stacks for [Pretty] Books Really the Best Research Strategy? - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
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American Youth Read Books in Print (For Now)

American Youth Read Books in Print (For Now) | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
A new study from the Pew Research Center on young Americans’ library habits defies the conventional narrative of today
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3D Classic Literature Collection, iPhone App - Jaw-Dropping ...

3D Classic Literature Collection, iPhone App - Jaw-Dropping ... | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
3D Classic Literature Collection, iPhone App - Jaw-Dropping Experience. An awesome 3D experience that makes reading a pleasure. 55+ unabridged classics.
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Literacy, families and learning: Craig Smith the Illustrator: An ...

Craig Smith the Illustrator: An interview and review of his work. Craig Smith's ... As you read his complete bibliography you are quickly struck by just how many wonderful writers he has illustrated for and how many varied publishers.
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