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New Research Reveals Unexpected Positive Outlook for the Printed Book, Due to Love of the Medium

New Research Reveals Unexpected Positive Outlook for the Printed Book, Due to Love of the Medium | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
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So glad to hear the printed book will be around for a while. I'm in total agreement on the top three reasons why books are preferred although I have to admit that putting it on a bookshelf was new to me.

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11 Great Places To Find Free Children's Books Online

11 Great Places To Find Free Children's Books Online | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Looking to feed your reading habit without breaking the bank? Check out our list of recommended sites for free children's books online!
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The more they read when they are young the better off they will be. 
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Pumpkin Literacy Activities for K-3 Learners - This Reading Mama

Pumpkin Literacy Activities for K-3 Learners - This Reading Mama | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Looking for some pumpkin literacy activities for your K-3 learners? I’m preparing for a PUMPKIN DAY with my Kindergartner, 2nd grader, and 3rd grader. So I whipped up a few literacy activities for us to do together. If you’re looking for more science or social studies activities, you might like all the unit studies I’ve …
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Fun activities to learn about pumpkins with your 5 to 8 yr. olds
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Early Literacy Activity Calendar: November 2017

Early Literacy Activity Calendar: November 2017 | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Give parents and caregivers an exciting month full of early literacy activities to share with children at home during the month of November!
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Looking for ways to enhance literacy with your child? Check out this calendar of activities. 
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'A Die Hard Christmas' Is The Children's Book You Need To Own

'A Die Hard Christmas' Is The Children's Book You Need To Own | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Illustrated like a kid's book but packing a lot of punch, 'A Die Hard Christmas' will bring John McClane back for more holiday fun.
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A good reminder to read the books you give to your children Before you give them to them. 
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35 Must-Read Children's Books for Back to School | Getting Smart

35 Must-Read Children's Books for Back to School | Getting Smart | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Do you know a kiddo who loves books? Or a kiddo who has yet to find the right ones? Check out these 35 books that we think they just might love.
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I'm just a sucker for lists. 
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Easily Make Your Own Literacy Book Bags | Imagination Soup

Easily Make Your Own Literacy Book Bags | Imagination Soup | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
You've heard of busy bags, but do you also know about literacy book bags? These are bags with a picture book and playful toys, games, or other related hands-on activities to do. And you can easily make your own!
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I love creative ways to get kids interested in reading.
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How the 'Harry Potter effect' changed the face of children's publishing

How the 'Harry Potter effect' changed the face of children's publishing | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Twenty years ago today, the world was introduced to Harry Potter and a book series destined to be the best-selling of all time. But what was it about the skinny, bespectacled 11-year-old with a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead that so captured the imagination — and wallets — of children and adults around the world?
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This Simple Writing Strategy Helped John Grisham Sell Over 300 Million Books

To make the transition from full-time lawyer to full-time novelist, John Grisham followed this daily regimen.
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The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time

The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
We rank lasting favorites for young readers, from "Madeline" to "The Lorax"
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Funny Girl Week: Some of the Funniest Children’s Books of 2017 by Women — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production

Funny Girl Week: Some of the Funniest Children’s Books of 2017 by Women — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
… female character in children’s books. I definitely wanted to mention … the comments section here.
Picture Books
Accident! by Andrea Tsurumi
If … a delicious twofer.
Early Chapter Books
Charlie and Mouse by Laurel … ) instead. Easy books are hard. Mysteries are hard. Funny books are hard …
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Facebook Pushes News Literacy to Combat a Crisis of Trust

Facebook Pushes News Literacy to Combat a Crisis of Trust | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Facebook joins with the founder of Craigslist to fix a crisis of faith in the news, but questions remain about who should shoulder the blame.
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I am glad that Facebook seems to be taking its responsibility for spreading fake news seriously.
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'Machine literacy' tipping point imminent, while American literacy rates remain stagn - ...

'Machine literacy' tipping point imminent, while American literacy rates remain stagn - ... | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
While progress in improving human literacy rates has stalled since 2000 - leaving 758 million adults worldwide and 32 million Americans illiterate
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Sad that we spend more money teaching our machines to read and write than we do to teach our kids.
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Community Post: 13 Children's Books That Encourage Kindness Towards Others

Community Post: 13 Children's Books That Encourage Kindness Towards Others | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Kindness is one of the most important character traits, but sometimes kids need an extra reminder about the best ways to be kind t
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America today could use some reminders about kindness - perhaps adults should read these books as well.
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Early Literacy Activity Calendar: December 2017

Early Literacy Activity Calendar: December 2017 | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Help parents bring winter cheer into their homes with a month of early literacy activities, crafts and books to share with their little ones in December.
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Fun ideas to keep literacy alive!
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6 Adorable Children's Books for Halloween

6 Adorable Children's Books for Halloween | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Sometimes Halloween isn't so scary. Sometimes it's adorable. Here are 6 adorable children's books to celebrate Halloween.
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Halloween doesn't have to be scary.
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On the Roald Dahl trail and eight more amazing trips inspired by children's literature

On the Roald Dahl trail and eight more amazing trips inspired by children's literature | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Today marks 101 years since the birth of Roald Dahl. For many children, Dahl's work is the gateway from picture books to chapter books. From Miss Trunchbull to Aunts Spiker and Sponge, he created the most deliciously evil of nemeses for his child protagonists to defeat - and what a glory it is...
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How I Rebuilt My Childhood Library, Book by Book

How I Rebuilt My Childhood Library, Book by Book | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
A novelist and new mother recreates her book collection for the next generation.
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More than once I've wished that I had kept my childhood books. 
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Arts-based approaches to teaching literacy | Literacy Educators Coalition

Arts-based approaches to teaching literacy | Literacy Educators Coalition | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
EduResearch Matters, 7 August 2017. The focus on formal, regulated programs in reading and writing is having an enormous negative impact. There has been a narrowing of focus and a preoccupation with test results. Read the article here
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The arts of in danger of extinction in our U.S. schools. This article points out why test based education may not be the best way to learn. 
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Traditional Vs Self-Publishing - Which Should You Choose? - Writer's Life.org

Traditional Vs Self-Publishing - Which Should You Choose? - Writer's Life.org | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
TweetEmail TweetEmailWhen you have finished your book, redrafted it, edited it, let friends, colleagues and strangers read it, re-drafted it again, you may finally be ready to publish. Now you have another big decision to make. Deciding whether to send your book off to agents and publishers in the hope that it might be traditionally …
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How long do you want to wait?
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Behold! The children’s book industry. Here’s how it works

Behold! The children’s book industry. Here’s how it works | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Is there a hierarchy in the children's book industry? You betcha. If you're just entering this dog-eat-dog world, think of it like a school. A large, grey bugger with high fences and lots of asphalt. The picture book creators are kept inside, in a rarefied, humidity-controlled, tastefully decorated sanctuary. Busy finger painting. Will speak to fairies. No one else. The…
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Just a bit of humor.
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Meet the homeless man who turned his life around by offering book reviews instead of begging

Meet the homeless man who turned his life around by offering book reviews instead of begging | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Philani Dladla, a.k.a. the Pavement Bookworm is only 24 and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. His is story is quite incredible.
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Never underestimate the power of literacy.
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Jean Fritz, Author Of Popular History Books For Children, Dead At 101

Jean Fritz, Author Of Popular History Books For Children, Dead At 101 | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
“Hallmarks of her work, critics agreed, included her fleet, engaging prose and prodigious archival research. … What was more, where children’s biographies of an earlier age inclin…
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Bill Clinton to publish a presidential crime thriller with James Patterson

Bill Clinton to publish a presidential crime thriller with James Patterson | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Bill Clinton is to write a presidential thriller with bestselling crime writer James Patterson, it has been announced.
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I wonder - will republican James Paterson fans buy this book?
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Children turn to traditional books when it's time to read - Holy Kaw!

Children turn to traditional books when it's time to read - Holy Kaw! | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
With the rush to dismiss traditional books in favor of all things digital, we've lost sight of the most important opinion on the matter, that of the kids we're trying to encourage to read.
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Nothing better than a book in hand.
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Analysis of children's book from 1667 found phonics learning system

Analysis of children's book from 1667 found phonics learning system | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Analysis of one of the world’s oldest children’s books has revealed an early guide to the practice of phonics, which breaks down words into syllables to make them easier to learn.
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Another example of how everything old becomes new again. 
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