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Are books better than films?

Are books better than films? | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
TheBookAddictedGirl: 'Films can bring whole worlds to life before our eyes, make characters into living, breathing flesh and blood, but books let you LIVE everything'
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Red House Children's Book Award blog tour: Eoin Colfer | Playing by the book

Red House Children's Book Award blog tour: Eoin Colfer | Playing by the book | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Eoin Colfer reveals the inspiration for "The Reluctant Assassin", shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award 2014
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CBeebies | National Literacy Trust

CBeebies | National Literacy Trust | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
The National Literacy Trust is a UK charity that changes lives through literacy.
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Competitions are always a good way to encourage reading. Have a go at this! 

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Social inequalities in cognitive scores at age 16 The role of reading

CLS working paper series - Centre for Longitudinal Studies

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really interesting studies being done.

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heather dawson's curator insight, October 8, 2013 11:31 AM

Interesting paper those who read more have higher scores.published by Institute of Education.

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Teaching with Text Sets : What is Teaching with Text Sets?

Teaching with Text Sets : What is Teaching with Text Sets? | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 12, 2013 11:48 AM

Book Recommendation: Must read for all school librarians.  I believe curating resources for text sets aligned with curriculum is a librarian's "in" with the classroom teachers.

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5 Authors Using Social Media to Reach Readers and Sell Books

5 Authors Using Social Media to Reach Readers and Sell Books | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Authors are looking to social media to reach readers and sell books. We found the top five authors using social media to re-imagine the literary space
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Does your book club tweet the author and get a response? Time to try this I think...

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100 Great Children’s Books | 100 Years | The New York Public Library

100 Great Children’s Books | 100 Years | The New York Public Library | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Great stories never grow old! Chosen by children’s librarians at The New York Public Library, these 100 inspiring tales have thrilled generations of children and their parents — and are still flying off our shelves.

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Thanks Pippa. A very useful list. 

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 6, 2013 1:01 AM

Classics your children will never grow tired of reading!  

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James Patterson: Let’s Save Reading—and School Libraries | School Library Journal

James Patterson: Let’s Save Reading—and School Libraries | School Library Journal | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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Thank you James Patterson! We need school libraries run by qualified  librarians now more than ever. 

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Reading for pleasure 'boosts pupils' results in maths' - Telegraph

Reading for pleasure 'boosts pupils' results in maths' - Telegraph | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Children who read for pleasure in their spare time perform significantly better at school than other pupils, according to a major study.
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Love this! Libraries are not just about English and here is the proof!

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Philip Pullman: 'Loosening the chains of the imagination'

Philip Pullman: 'Loosening the chains of the imagination' | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
The author, whose His Dark Materials trilogy alone has been translated into 40 languages and sold millions, talks to Jon Henley about what children look for in stories
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5 Best Sites to Find and Download Free Ebooks

5 Best Sites to Find and Download Free Ebooks | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Here is the nice and free list of the website from which you can find and download free Ebooks on your device.
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Always good to know where you can get something free. 

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Roundtable: Should Parents Limit Comics Reading? — Good Comics for Kids

Roundtable: Should Parents Limit Comics Reading? — Good Comics for Kids | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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Interesting opinions about children reading comics. I buy my son a comic every week as it was all he would happily choose to read every week. He has since expanded his reading but still loves his comic. 

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Literature Study Guides (#)

Shmoop Literature study guides # and teaching resources for novels, books & plays. By Ph.D. and Masters students from Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley
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Some really useful books here. 

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#Holdshelf: October 2013 — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes

#Holdshelf: October 2013 — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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I love this idea of looking at your returns shelf to see what is popular at the monent. Great visual!

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Winning kids over one book at a time

Winning kids over one book at a time | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it

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Librarians are essential to encourage reading especially in schools. 

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, October 30, 2013 3:35 PM

Libraries are relational places. That's why we love them in communities. Via Senga White

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25 Famous Movies That You Might Not Know Were Based On Books

25 Famous Movies That You Might Not Know Were Based On Books | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
You didn't think Disney created Cruella de Vil themselves, did you?
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This is an interesting one. I think I knew most of them were books first but a nice list.

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 16, 2013 3:16 AM

Brilliantly said Neil Everyone should read this, if you can...

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Viewpoints: Do children need to read more books?

Viewpoints: Do children need to read more books? | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Fewer children across the UK are reading in their own time and one in five is embarrassed to be caught with a book, a survey suggests.
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Reading is a necessity of life. If not why did we fight so hard for it to be our right to read and write? 

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Raising a Reader: Learning Empathy

Raising a Reader: Learning Empathy | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Why reading to children creates a more peaceful society overall.
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An interesting read. 

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Styling Librarian #pb10for10 Top 10 Books for a New School Library

Styling Librarian #pb10for10 Top 10 Books for a New School Library | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Thanks to the hosts of #pb10for10 Mandy Robek, of Enjoy and Embrace Learning and Cathy Mere, of reflectandrefine.blogspot.com - I'm thrilled to participate in #pb10for10 for a few reasons! 1. I lov...
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Far more than just a list, great ideas too.

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BBC's The Big Read - Best Loved Novels of All Time - How many have you read?

BBC's The Big Read - Best Loved Novels of All Time - How many have you read? | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Find your score on this list by clicking each item that you have completed. The Big Read was a survey on books carried out by the BBC in the UK in 2003, where over three quarters of a million votes were received from the...
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Personal Library Kit

Personal Library Kit | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Personal Library Kit: it's wonderful to share books with your friends, but there is no crueler pain than losing your treasured favorites. Keep track of them with your own personal library kit.
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Not reading but just thought it was a lovely idea for those who do love reading.

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Seek the Unknown: Start Planning for Teen Read Week Now | School Library Journal

Seek the Unknown: Start Planning for Teen Read Week Now | School Library Journal | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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The Writing Tools of 20 Famous Authors

The Writing Tools of 20 Famous Authors | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
It's no secret that writers can be quite particular about their writing tools. Some might call it an obsession or fetish, but the pens, pencils, notebooks, and other implements that authors have us...
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Not reading but writing this time. Interesting to note how many authors use fountain pen to write as it slows them down.....helps the thinking process! 

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Secrets of Storytime: 10 Tips for Great Sessions from a 40-year Pro | School Library Journal

Secrets of Storytime: 10 Tips for Great Sessions from a 40-year Pro | School Library Journal | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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It is alway useful to share/take ideas from someone who has years of experience. I have been reading stories to groups of children for years myself and this explains it very well. 

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