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Picture Book Basics - Understanding Format

Picture Book Basics - Understanding Format | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Words and Pictures is the online magazine of SCBWI British Isles.
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Chart Every Country's Favorite Book on This Map

Chart Every Country's Favorite Book on This Map | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Navigate the world of literature through the books that impacted a country’s population the most.
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7 Subtle Ways to Encourage Your Kids to be Readers

7 Subtle Ways to Encourage Your Kids to be Readers | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Here are seven ways we have encouraged reading in our home.
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Children prefer to read books on paper rather than screens

Children prefer to read books on paper rather than screens | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Research shows that providing children with eReading devices can actually inhibit their reading.
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Children need a variety of ways to access reading materials.
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School libraries change lives. Cutting them would be disastrous | Lucy Ivison

School libraries change lives. Cutting them would be disastrous | Lucy Ivison | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
They empower and educate children, and help with social mobility. With public libraries also being closed, we need their school counterparts more than ever
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19 books to help children find hope and strength in stressful times: A librarian’s list

19 books to help children find hope and strength in stressful times: A librarian’s list | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
‘The Story of Ferdinand’ and tale of Malala are stories that offer guidance and inspiration
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Librarians Are More Vital to Our World Than Ever Before – John Spencer

Librarians Are More Vital to Our World Than Ever Before – John Spencer | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
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INFOGRAPHIC: How the World Reads

INFOGRAPHIC: How the World Reads | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Did you know that people in India read an average of 10.4 hours a week? Or that regular readers are 2.5 times less likely to develop Alzheimer’s Syndrome? This handy infographic from FeelGood puts a…
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Reading for pleasure boosts children academically and emotionally

Reading for pleasure boosts children academically and emotionally | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
With many online distractions, and many after-school activities, fewer children are reading for pleasure but research shows sinking into a book has academic an
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Positive effects of reading
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We’ve Stopped Translating Children’s Books Into English. Where Will We Get the Next Tintin?

We’ve Stopped Translating Children’s Books Into English. Where Will We Get the Next Tintin? | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
The Little Prince, Astrid Lindgren, the Brothers Grimm, made us readers. But they came to English years ago—where’s all the stuff that’s happened since?
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What Kind of Group Work Encourages the Most Original Thinking?

What Kind of Group Work Encourages the Most Original Thinking? | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
In Adam Grant's book, Originals, he writes that taking risks and embracing curiosity can lead to original ideas. So how can teachers and parents use his
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Not about reading, but reading broadly can support us to build new ideas and support our children to think in larger, more complex ways about the world around them.
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Finding the Math in Storybooks for Young Children

Finding the Math in Storybooks for Young Children | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Storybooks for young children that contain math ideas may be far more useful in helping kids learn about math than counting books.
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Find the math in everything around us.
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The Importance of Being Scared: Polish Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska on Fairy Tales and the Necessity of Fear

The Importance of Being Scared: Polish Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska on Fairy Tales and the Necessity of Fear | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
"Andersen had the courage to write stories with unhappy endings. He didn’t believe that you should try to be good because it pays ... but because evil stems
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Grew up repeatedly reading the 'Reader's Digest The World's Best Fairy Tales' cover to cover... http://www.librarything.com/work/7064170/covers/
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Want to Raise Successful Kids? Neuroscience Says Read to Them Like This (but Most Parents Don't)

Read to young children in this way, and they'll develop greater intellectual empathy -- and become more successful.
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One of most wonderful ways to spend time with your children.
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Young Adult Novels That Teach a Growth Mindset

Young Adult Novels That Teach a Growth Mindset | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Use these novels to teach learning from loss and overcoming adversity in your middle schoolers and high school freshmen.
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Striking photos of readers around the world

Striking photos of readers around the world | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
A new book brings together Steve McCurry’s photos of readers, spanning 30 countries. From a steelworks in Serbia to a classroom in Kashmir, they reveal the power of the printed word.
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Beautiful images.
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5 Clever Ways to Hide from Your Family to Read

5 Clever Ways to Hide from Your Family to Read | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Yes, family time IS important during holidays. But you can only listen to Cousin Libby's run-in with someone who looked JUST LIK
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The Need to Read

The Need to Read | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Reading books remains one of the best ways to engage with the world, become a better person and understand life’s questions, big and small.
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6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject

6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Students need good reading skills not just in English but in all classes. Here are some ways you can help them develop those skills.
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Can Reading Make You Happier?

Can Reading Make You Happier? | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Ceridwen Dovey on how bibliotherapists Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin prescribe fiction for healing and self-exploration.
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What the news media can learn from librarians

What the news media can learn from librarians | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
We can all agree it’s been a rough season for the news media. Hostile political crowds, accusations of slander, and struggles with what Guardian editor Katharine Viner has called the “waning power of evidence” and “diminishing statu
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Critical evaluation of sources goes along with research and both are a part of reading.
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Simon & Schuster Launches Imprint For Muslim Children's Books

Simon & Schuster Launches Imprint For Muslim Children's Books | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
The books published by Salaam Reads will appeal to Muslim and non-Muslim readers alike, executive editor Zareej Jaffery says — and will represent a wide range of cultural traditions within Islam.
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“Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play. “

“Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play. “ | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Wise words from Philip Pullman, who received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2005: Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play. If you don’t give a child food, the damage quickly becomes visible. If you don’t let a child have…
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5 Reasons to Read for Reluctant Readers

5 Reasons to Read for Reluctant Readers | Reading + Children | Scoop.it
Here are five reasons to motivate students to read more. One reason: Reading makes you smarter and a better writer.
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Reading opens up the world to you both personally and professionally.
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