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Is Audio Really the Future of the Book? | JSTOR Daily

Is Audio Really the Future of the Book? | JSTOR Daily | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The upsurge in audiobooks and podcasts illustrates our heightened interest in digital storytelling, but does listening really count as reading?
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From preschool through high school: 24 great books that show empathy, kindness

From preschool through high school: 24 great books that show empathy, kindness | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Amazing reads to share with your kids (of all ages).
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Every Italian teen just got €500 to spend on books

Every Italian teen just got €500 to spend on books | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
All Italians celebrating their 18th birthday between 3 November 2016 and  31 December 2017 (the scheme could be extended) can now claim €500 to spend on cultural items, as part of an initiative by the Italian government to enrich the lives of its...
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The beautiful Icelandic tradition of giving books on Christmas Eve

The beautiful Icelandic tradition of giving books on Christmas Eve | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Book lovers will want to adopt this lovely holiday tradition, which melds literary and holiday pleasures into a single event.
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Barbershop gives kids discount for reading

Barbershop gives kids discount for reading | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The Fuller Cut barbershop in Michigan inspires kids to read with discount
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Reading to Rescue Animals at the Amarillo Public Library

Reading to Rescue Animals at the Amarillo Public Library | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Rescuing dogs is a goal behind the latest reading program at the Amarillo Public Library.
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Kids’ books make great story

Kids’ books make great story | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Melbourne booksellers are capitalising on a boom in children books, with a new speciality bookshop opening this month.
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FEEDING THE MIND: Little Free Library opens at food bank

FEEDING THE MIND: Little Free Library opens at food bank | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
When a local group approached Mary Jane Goodrick and asked if they could create a Little Free Library at the Green Valley Food Bank, her answer was an emphatic, “Yes!”
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Little Kids Read Books To Shelter Cats, Adorableness Ensues

Little Kids Read Books To Shelter Cats, Adorableness Ensues | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
It's an adorable win-win situation: Kids can practice reading while shelter cats get the affection they need. Organized by the Animal Rescue League -- an animal shelter in Berks County, Pa. --
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Print or Digital, It's Reading That Matters

Print or Digital, It's Reading That Matters | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Print books are hanging on, but in a digital age where more books are being published than ever before, why is book reading in decline?
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The mysterious ancient origins of the book

The mysterious ancient origins of the book | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The debate about ebooks v paper books is nothing new. Keith Houston explains how a very similar debate raged as the first books came to be in ancient Rome.
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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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No, the Internet Has Not Killed the Printed Book. Most People Still Prefer Them. - NYTimes.com

No, the Internet Has Not Killed the Printed Book. Most People Still Prefer Them. - NYTimes.com | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
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Weapon Of Mass Instruction: Artist Creates A Tank That Delivers Free Books

Weapon Of Mass Instruction: Artist Creates A Tank That Delivers Free Books | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Raul Lemesoff, an eccentric artist in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has created a bizarre tank-like 'Weapon Of Mass Instruction' (Arma de Instruccion Masiva) that he
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This year's winners and shortlist | Department of Communications and the Arts

This year's winners and shortlist | Department of Communications and the Arts | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
FictionThe Life of Houses by Lisa Gorton (Giramondo) (Winner)The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood (Allen & Unwin) (Winner)Forever Young by Steven Carroll (HarperCollins Publishers)The World Repair Video Game by David Ireland AM (Island Magazine...
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Dallas closes the book on regulating Little Free Libraries | Dallas City Council | Dallas News

Dallas closes the book on regulating Little Free Libraries | Dallas City Council | Dallas News | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The only thing you won't find in a Dallas Little Free Library is a rule book governing Little Free Libraries.If you want to plant a boo
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8 Brutal Truths of Raising a Book-Loving Kid | Brightly

8 Brutal Truths of Raising a Book-Loving Kid | Brightly | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
I always wished for my kids to be book lovers. While I’d never say I’ve lived to regret my wish, there are a few things about raising a book lover that can take some getting used to.
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This year's shortlist | Department of Communications and the Arts

This year's shortlist | Department of Communications and the Arts | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
FictionForever Young by Steven Carroll (HarperCollins Publishers)The Life of Houses by Lisa Gorton (Giramondo)The World Repair Video Game by David Ireland AM (Island Magazine Inc.)Quicksand by Steve Toltz (Penguin)The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte...
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How Shaun Tan transformed children’s literature

How Shaun Tan transformed children’s literature | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The Oscar-winning writer and artist talks to Lorien Kite about fairytales, nightmares and why we’re all migrants now
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Smartphones give new life to audiobooks

Smartphones give new life to audiobooks | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The audiobook industry is hooking listeners, thanks to digital devices.
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Seven innovative mobile libraries and the people who created them

Seven innovative mobile libraries and the people who created them | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
From book bicycles to camels, mobile libraries can connect people and grow communities around a love of reading.
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Luke Beveridge has revealed how a children’s book inspired his charges ahead of the 2016 season

Luke Beveridge has revealed how a children’s book inspired his charges ahead of the 2016 season | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
WHEN Luke Beveridge was handed a book at the start of the year, he couldn’t have envisioned its central message would go on to inspire his team to a record-breaking premiership.
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15 Children's Books That Teach Your Child Not To Be Entitled

15 Children's Books That Teach Your Child Not To Be Entitled | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
A lot of critics of the millennial generation believe those born between the '80s and '90s as being entitled, spoiled, and the "me generation." With the
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The secret libraries of history

The secret libraries of history | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
After news emerged about an underground reading room in Damascus, Fiona Macdonald discovers the places where writing has been hidden for centuries.
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Book Reading 2016

Book Reading 2016 | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
A growing share of Americans are reading e-books on tablets and smartphones rather than dedicated e-readers, but print books remain much more popular than books
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