Monthly Archives: September 2019

Australian Reading House Bridges a Cultural Divide

The Australian Reading Hour, in which Australians of all ages are encouraged to drop everything and read a book for a specified hour each year, was last week. This year’s event held special significance for the indigenous Binjari community because libraries participating in the program featured a children’s book — “Moli Det Bigibigi,” about a pig named Molly — written in their native Kriol language as well as English.

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Book for Families on Making Reading Fun

Pamela Paul and Maria Russo have written a new book How to Raise a Reader by Workman Publishing: a practical guide for parents and other adults who interact with young people. It emphasizes reading as a pleasurable activity. The authors address each developmental age in their many tips,and  the last quarter of the book lists books by subject. For details, go to