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Building Our To-Read Lists: Book Speed Dating

Building Our To-Read Lists: Book Speed Dating | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
My fourth graders are spending some time these last few weeks of school building their to-read lists. I'm hoping that when they leave me in early June that they have lots of strategies to build the...
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The best young adult books of 2014 - Telegraph

The best young adult books of 2014 - Telegraph | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
The must-read young adult fiction (YA) and best teen books released in 2014 so far. Updated weekly k
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I know what I will be ordering today. Any other suggestions would be good. 

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, August 14, 5:53 AM

Looking for something to read. Try this list. 

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THE NATIONAL CHILDREN'S BOOK AND LITERACY ALLIANCE: Helping Your Kids Find the Right Books

THE NATIONAL CHILDREN'S BOOK AND LITERACY ALLIANCE: Helping Your Kids Find the Right Books | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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Some great recommendations to help fine the right book. 

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Great Summer Reading List for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Summer Reading List for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it

"Looking for some good titles to read this summer? The resources below will probably be of some help. These are collections of books curated with teachers and educators in mind. They span a plethora of education-related themes and topics and some of them also touch on the area of personal development and motivation. Sift through the titles and see if there is anything worth your reading time which I am pretty sure there are many. Enjoy."


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Something for the teachers this time! 

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 4, 2:05 PM

Something for the teachers this summer.

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The most significant thing we could do to reduce poverty? Read.

The most significant thing we could do to reduce poverty? Read. | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Putting 500 books into a young child’s home has the same impact on educational success as having two parents with master’s degrees. That’s according to a 20-year, 27-nation study by

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Darren Shan's top tips for getting reluctant readers back into reading

Darren Shan's top tips for getting reluctant readers back into reading | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Are you or do you know a teenager who has stopped reading? Darren Shan has some great advice for enjoying (rather than enduring) it again, and shares some of the best books to rock your world!
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Thanks Darren Shan! 

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Novel Finding: Reading Literary Fiction Improves Empathy

Novel Finding: Reading Literary Fiction Improves Empathy | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
The types of books we read may affect how we relate to others
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Teaching children empathy? Get them to read fiction. More reasons to ensure that all those children who prefer non-fiction are encouraged to read fiction. 

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How to Raise a Reader

How to Raise a Reader | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. 10 tips for getting your kids hooked on books -- ebooks or the paper kind.

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Anita Vance's curator insight, May 17, 5:14 AM

Advice to share at the beginning of the Summer Reading Season - family centered hints, with genre and author examples for starters.

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Let libraries lend ebooks | CILIP

Let libraries lend ebooks | CILIP | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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Most people don't know why libraries don't loan ebooks. Here is an explanation of all the problems. It's not that we don't want to its that we can't! 

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Reading for pleasure puts children ahead in the classroom

Reading for pleasure puts children ahead in the classroom | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
A new study has found that children who regularly read for pleasure are more likely to perform significantly better in school subjects than their peers who read less. The research by the Institute ...
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100 books... and still writing

100 books... and still writing | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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Jacqueline Wilson on the importance of parents reading to their children. 

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World Book Day: libraries are a lifeline for literacy and social mobility

World Book Day: libraries are a lifeline for literacy and social mobility | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
The long-term effects of council cuts to libraries could be disastrous – literacy and a love of reading is essential for breaking the cycle of deprivation
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Great article by Alan Wylie. 

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Carnegie Shortlist Predictions

Carnegie Shortlist Predictions | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Next week, on March 18th, the 2014 Carnegie shortlist will be announced. I’ve been reading the whole longlist and have discovered some wonderful books whilst trying to predict what will make it to the...
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What will your shoe list be? Looking forward to reading the short lists with my school book groups. 

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How Reading Literature Cultivates Empathy

How Reading Literature Cultivates Empathy | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
“ "Nearly a quarter of American adults did not read a single book in the past year." I was eating an apple when I read this this and I gasped and the apple piece got stuck and I ran around trying to fi”
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Reading is very important. A great post that explains why we need to make sure our children are encouraged to read more.
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Why Kids Need to Read Non-Fiction Books - Imagination Soup

Why Kids Need to Read Non-Fiction Books - Imagination Soup | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Kids (and adults) usually gravitate towards fiction or non-fiction. But it's important to read and develop skills with both. So whether or not you have a non-fiction fan at your house or not, see if your kids would be interested in any one of these books that I'm recommending to you today.

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I love this list of books! Will be sharing it. 

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Anita Vance's curator insight, August 6, 10:15 AM

Here is a nice mix of titles and reasons to share nonfiction,overall.  Thank you to Melissa Taylor for building a nice starting point.

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100 novels everyone should read - Telegraph

100 novels everyone should read - Telegraph | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
The best novels of all time from Tolkien to Proust and Middlemarch

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Now here is a reading list. I think I have some reading to do...

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Middle School Student-Parent Book Club - A Recipe for Success by Ann Hagedorn

Middle School Student-Parent Book Club - A Recipe for Success by Ann Hagedorn | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it

Ann Hagedorn writes: "When you say parents, middle school students, books, and reading some believe that it equals a recipe for disaster. Well, a few years ago a co-worker and I decided to try out this recipe- we created what we called a parent-child book club (still hate the name, but we couldn’t come up with anything better)."


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Love this idea! 

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Mary Clark's curator insight, June 25, 10:10 AM

I've thought about doing this for years, since parents seem to be reading so many young adult books now. I doubt I'll have time, but thought I'd share this for anyone more ambitious than I.

gwynethjones's curator insight, June 27, 5:46 AM

I feel the same way, Mary! But it's brilliant!

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Great idea.

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Kids Don't Read Books Because Parents Don't Read Books

Kids Don't Read Books Because Parents Don't Read Books | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
There is a cultural narrative about how electronic devices are pulling children away from books. When I meet with other university professors they often tell me that the students don’t read anymore because their eyeballs are glued to their phones. Technophobes think we are raising a generation that doesn’t understand [...]

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An interesting article about the power of parent reading. Not only to  and with their but reading themselves. Being a good role model includes demonstrating reading for please. 

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Dorothy Miller's curator insight, September 8, 7:22 AM

I agree with your observation.   When parents and older siblings sit at the dinner table and can't put their electronic devices down to engage in conversation, there is a great possibility that the small child will not be observed reading a book.  I have had parents bring me their students print books because "They don't use them anymore.  They have a ___ to play electronic games and read e-books.  Our teachers are demanding that our school pay for subscription e-books so the children can read them at home.  Some of these subscription sites read the book to the child on the electronic device.  Where is the enjoyment of sitting with a loved grown-up and reading a new or favorite book together?  These children will not have those precious memories.  "Reading aloud is the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading."

(State of Black CT Alliance-2009)

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Unpretentious Librarian: 25 Books Challenge Reading Incentive

Unpretentious Librarian: 25 Books Challenge Reading Incentive | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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Best Storytelling Quotes from Famous Writers

A collection of 16 Storytelling quotes from succesful writers such as Leo Tolstoy, Robert McKee, Alan Moore and Lewis Caroll. Enjoy! http://storytellingcardg...

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A lovely collection of quotes from storytellers. Enjoy! 

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 9, 9:24 AM

Here's a group of quotes about storytelling, most of which I hadn't seen before. Yeah! More to add to my collection.


Have fun this Friday reviewing these quotes, and add them to your presentation file.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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World Book Day

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A Guide to great story telling. Advice from many well know authors. 

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This looks really useful, check it out. 

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From screen to page: Using pop-culture to encourage reading - Innovate My School

From screen to page: Using pop-culture to encourage reading - Innovate My School | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
A recent report on the reading habit of the nation’s children has revealed that British kids aren’t adequately challenging themselves with books. While some might see children’s affinity for movies and videogames has a distraction from reading, James Bell of Renaissance Learning is convinced that teachers, librarians and parents can use this passion to get kids onto the page.
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Some nice ideas on encouraging reading for pleasure. 

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 14, 8:30 AM

Yes to finding ways to encourage reading and tying it into movies and or culture.

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Reading Revolution

Reading Revolution | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it

We held an event, with a craft. What will you do? 

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Michael Rosen's 20 point plan to get children reading. 

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10 Reasons Why You Should Read to Your Kids

10 Reasons Why You Should Read to Your Kids | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
What’s the most important trait you’d like to develop in your child? If you’re like most parents, intelligence is probably at the top of your list. We all want bright, smart children, which is why we spend so much time choosing the right schools and making sure teachers are exceeding expectations. But remember: as a parent, you have the power to boost your children's learning potential simply by making books an integral part of their lives.

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I always love articles that demonstrate why reading to your children is so important. 

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, March 25, 8:32 AM

Good points for any parents

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16 Great Library Scenes in Film - BOOK RIOT

16 Great Library Scenes in Film - BOOK RIOT | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
When news broke last week that Dan Brown’s new novel will center on some sort of mystery surrounding Dante’s Inferno, I immediately began hoping that there is a nutty, fun scene of Robert Langdon racing around a library just like he raced around the Louvre in The Da Vinci Code. And because I am who …
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Not quite reading but it's the weekend and i like this list. How many have you seen?

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Books for Boys that Aren't “Books for Boys” | The Hub

Books for Boys that Aren't “Books for Boys” | The Hub | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it

"I realized it doesn’t matter if a book is “for” a guy or a girl; the gender of the intended audience tends to get all mixed up when you factor in the power of a good story. Boys like stories; girls like stories. Readers in general like stories. We need to forget what we think about boys and reading and find them the stories they want."


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Interesting article about boys and reading. 

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