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Star Wars Reads Day: Fully Armed and Operational on October 10

Star Wars Reads Day: Fully Armed and Operational on October 10 | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The annual event returns, BB-8 approved.
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European city offers you a free ride if you read on the bus

European city offers you a free ride if you read on the bus | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Those who can’t resist reading a good book on public transport have been rewarded by a city in Romania, which offered a free bus ride to anyone who read a book during their journey.
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5 Tips to Read 100 Books a Year

5 Tips to Read 100 Books a Year | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Our libraries are paved with gold. You have to know how to use the gold you have.
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Librarians on Bikes Are Delivering Books and WiFi to Kids in “Book Deserts”

Librarians on Bikes Are Delivering Books and WiFi to Kids in “Book Deserts” | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Thousands of kids live in "book deserts," without easy access to libraries. #ProjectLiteracy
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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 discovery | 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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My Dad is a Giraffe - Reading Time

My Dad is a Giraffe - Reading Time | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Stephen Michael King, My Dad Is a Giraffe Scholastic,  1 August 2015,  24 pp.,  $16.99 (hbk),  ISBN 978174362594-1 If your Dad was an animal, what would he be? In this gentle and whimsical book by multi award winning author and illustrator Stephen Michael King, the child’s father is a Giraffe, gentle and fun, tall andRead More
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Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

We've adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.
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How to get teenagers to read

How to get teenagers to read | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Once children can read teachers and parents stop encouraging them to continue reading. But reading for pleasure is important, too.
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The Indonesian horse that acts as a library - BBC News

The Indonesian horse that acts as a library - BBC News | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
An Indonesian man is using a horse he tamed to help improve literacy rates in a remote part of Java - by turning it into a mobile library.
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Why You Should Read More Poetry

Why You Should Read More Poetry | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
While all the poetry in the world might not be worth as much as one good doctor, if there is a reason we are alive, if there is a reason we're here, it can be found in poetry. It is the barest bones of the human experience and it captures the soul in...
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Brightly | Helping Parents Grow Lifelong Readers

Brightly | Helping Parents Grow Lifelong Readers | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Find great books for kids, reading strategies, age-specific book lists, exclusive author content, and more.
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More public libraries, their relevance at stake, see helping homeless people as a core mission

More public libraries, their relevance at stake, see helping homeless people as a core mission | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Jeffery Bailey spends nearly every day at his public library.
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Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2015

Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2015 | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The shortlist for this year’s Man Booker Prize has been announced!

The winner of the Man Booker Prize will receive £50,000 prize. This is the second year that the Prize has been open to writers of all nationalities writing in English.

The six shor…
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The power of reading: how books help develop children’s empathy and boost their emotional development – Better Reading

The power of reading: how books help develop children’s empathy and boost their emotional development – Better Reading | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
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What we're reading: The Day the Crayons Came Home - Washington Post

What we're reading: The Day the Crayons Came Home - Washington Post | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The sequel to "The Day the Crayons Quit" is another hit.
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Bookworm baby cries every time a book ends

Bookworm baby cries every time a book ends | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Finishing a great book can be a bittersweet experience. For this bookworm baby, it's cause for tears.
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The stories behind this year’s Children’s Books of the Year – Better Reading

The stories behind this year’s Children’s Books of the Year – Better Reading | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
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Reading aloud can build up brains

Reading aloud can build up brains | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
MRI scans found listening to stories activated areas of the brain supporting mental imagery and comprehension.
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Happy Birthday E.B. White

Happy Birthday E.B. White | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Born on July 11, 1899, Elwyn Brooks White grew up to be the famed author of Charlotte’s Web. In the many months White spent studying spiders before starting to write Charlotte’s Web, he pored over scientific texts...
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Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In There

Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In There | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The debate over whether digital books are better continues. Yet in the age of Amazon, the number of independent booksellers is up. The revival is fueled, at least in part, by digital natives.
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The Plan To Give E-Books To Poor Kids

The Plan To Give E-Books To Poor Kids | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Today, President Obama announced a massive effort with major publishers to make thousands of e-book titles free for low-income kids.
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Withering-by-Sea: a Stella Montgomery Intrigue - Reading Time

Withering-by-Sea: a Stella Montgomery Intrigue - Reading Time | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
ROSSELL, Judith Withering-By-Sea: A Stella Montgomery Intrigue ABC, 2014 259pp $19.99 ISBN 9780733333002 SCIS 1688798 Who doesn’t love a story about a 19th Century orphan of secret past and mysterious parentage?  This latest novel from Rossell doesn’t disappoint.  Stella Montgomery is eleven years old and lives with her three aunts, moving from hotel to resortRead More
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