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My Book

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The World’s Strongest Librarian will be published by Gotham Books on May 2, 2013.  Here’s the book tour schedule.  Below  you’ll find buy links, the book trailer, and advance praise.
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Short List 2013 - CBCA

Short List 2013 - CBCA | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
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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Owner, new CEO of Powell's Books see strength in brick and mortar

Owner, new CEO of Powell's Books see strength in brick and mortar | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
After just a couple of years as chief executive of Powell's Books, Emily Powell wistep down and focus on the Portland company's long-term strategy in a quickly changing market.
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Blog > Supporting information literacy and research skills of students for a successful transition from secondary to higher education

Blog > Supporting information literacy and research skills of students for a successful transition from secondary to higher education | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Eldis Communities
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Why Are Dogs Popular in Books, and Cats on the Internet?

Why Are Dogs Popular in Books, and Cats on the Internet? | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Reader, if you and I can agree on anything, it's that the Internet is made of cats. But we may differ on the follow-up: What else could it be made of? When cats took over on our screens and in our minds, whose regime, exactly, did they replace?
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Why ebooks are a different genre from print

Why ebooks are a different genre from print | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Stuart Kelly: The differences in format are beginning to change the nature of what we're reading, and how we do it
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Literacy, families and learning: 25 Great Short Story Anthologies for ...

Literacy, families and learning: 25 Great Short Story Anthologies for ... | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
This is a wonderful collection of five stories that are drawn from the very successful 'Aussie Nibbles' series of books. To be honest they are probably a collection of short novels rather than short stories at 60-80 pages per story, ...
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Barnes and Noble giving away Nook Simple Touch with every Nook ...

Barnes and Noble giving away Nook Simple Touch with every Nook ... | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The reading experience is unmatched, offering beautifully rendered text, magazines in spectacular HD and lightning fast page turns. The fully laminated display reduces glare and provides excellent viewing angles, perfect for ...
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Children read to dogs at Mentone Senior Center and Library - San Bernardino Sun

Children read to dogs at Mentone Senior Center and Library - San Bernardino Sun | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Children read to dogs at Mentone Senior Center and Library San Bernardino Sun The idea behind the library's semimonthly "Sit, Stay, Read" program is to get children reading out loud without having to worry about what listeners think, library...
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10 Great Technology Initiatives for Your Library | American Libraries Magazine

10 Great Technology Initiatives for Your Library | American Libraries Magazine | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.
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The word detective

The word detective | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Departing OED editor John Simpson reflects on his career investigating the origins of words.
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The Book Chook: Learning Activities for The Wrong Book

The Book Chook: Learning Activities for The Wrong Book | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
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Great website for Natonal Simultaneous Story Time on 22nd May at 11am

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World Book Night 2013: half a million free books to be handed out - Telegraph

World Book Night 2013: half a million free books to be handed out - Telegraph | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
World Book Night 2013 will be marked tonight by a free handout of half a million books and hundreds of literary events around the country.
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The Story of How a Book Stolen by the Nazis Made Its Way Back Home

The Story of How a Book Stolen by the Nazis Made Its Way Back Home | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The 21st century hasn't just collapsed geographical distances, but distances of time as well, making history easier than ever to access.
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David Mamet and Other Big Authors Choose to Self-Publish

David Mamet and Other Big Authors Choose to Self-Publish | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Self-publishing is expanding beyond first-time writers who can’t get deals, as big names like the playwright and author David Mamet are choosing this route, another sign that digital disruption is reshaping the publishing market.
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Richard Scarry unfinished manuscript to be published

Richard Scarry unfinished manuscript to be published | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
A collection of sketches and text featuring Lowly Worm is due to be coloured and completed by Scarry's son
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Reading Matters | State Library of Victoria

Reading Matters | State Library of Victoria | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Book now for Reading Matters 2013 and stay in touch with crucial and emerging issues and trends in youth literature.
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Event taking place between Thursday 30th May and Saturday 1st June 2013.

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Bookboard Launches App To Encourage Children To Read More By ...

Bookboard Launches App To Encourage Children To Read More By ... | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
According to Pegg, who is the CTO, the overarching goal for the company is “What can Bookboard do to motivate kids to spend more time reading?” That ends up driving many of its design decisions, particularly incorporating ...
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Chinua Achebe, Grandfather Of African Literature... | Stuff.co.nz

Chinua Achebe, Grandfather Of African Literature... | Stuff.co.nz | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, widely seen as the grandfather of modern African literature, has died at the age of 82.
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Books aren’t dead yet

Books aren’t dead yet | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Self-publishing fans and the tech-obsessed keep getting it wrong: Big authors want to be in print -- and bookstores
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First Sale

First Sale | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The ebook lending debate and how DPLA can contribute to solutions for those we serve. At the core of this issue is first sale doctrine and copyright law.
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