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An easy way to encourage reading

I saw a tweet on Twitter about a program that puts books in doctor’s waiting rooms to increase literacy. And I realized–I already do that, although on a smaller scale. When I go to my doctor’s or dentist’s office, I … Continue reading

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Scotland gets teen literacy Virtual Writer in Residence

Scottish Book Trust (SBT) will appoint a Virtual Writer in Residence who will use the internet to get teens hooked on reading and writing. The Virtual Writer In Residence will be announced next month. Jasmine Fassl, a SBT spokesperson, said: … Continue reading

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Excited Author Videos and Win Amazon gift cards

Enter to win a $50, $25, $20, or $15 gift card to Amazon plus all three books in the Dragon Speaker series just for sharing one or both of the videos below! Read on for details. I am SO excited … Continue reading

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President Obama reads Where the Wild Things Are

I love how President Obama and his family help kids get interested in reading by actually reading picture books to children. It’s wonderful!! Know any other famous people or celebrities who encourage literacy? Especially via children’s books? Let me know. … Continue reading

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Young Bond books transform into online game to get boys reading

Charlie Higson, author of The Young Bond Series, has released an online alternate-reality game called The Shadow War set in the Bond 007 world “to help address declining literacy standards in young boys.” Shadow War combines gaming with reading both … Continue reading

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children’s books about books – favorite lines

I love it when writing moves me, is beautifully written, and/or talks about reading, books, or writing. Here are some quotes from books that intrigued me, gripped me, and/or moved me. I hope you enjoy these quotes as much as … Continue reading

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Breaking Dawn creates excitement and readers

I love it when a book gets people excited about reading. Breaking Dawn and Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series has done that, similarly the way Rowling’s Harry Potter has, only for teens. Adults, too. Breaking Dawn was released on Saturday at … Continue reading

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new way to get teens “reading” — Playaways audiobooks

Playaways digital audiobooks have become really popular with teens in some libraries–and no wonder, since they’re MP3 players preloaded with a single book. Audiobooks are another way to get teens reading–and Playaways are a convenient way teens can listen to … Continue reading

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Fun, creative way to get your child interested in a book

Does your child reject your book recommendations? Or not have much interest in reading? Julie Schoerke, a publicist for books, including teen fiction, has an absolutely wonderful, creative way that she gets her daughter into books. Julie’s daughter loves to … Continue reading

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The Children’s Book Bank – promoting a love of reading in lower income children

The Children’s Book Bank just opened up in Toronto. It’s like a cross between a children’s book store and a library, only they give books away for free to children from low-income families, help children find the books that fit … Continue reading

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