Archive for the 'Reading Promotion' Category

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National Book Awards 2019

The National Book Foundation has announced its book award finalists for 2019. In the young people’s literature, the finalists include: Pet (A. Emezi), Look Both Ways (J. Reynolds), Patron Saints of Nothing (R. Ribay), Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All (L. Ruby). Finalists in four other categories have also been […]

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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 — […]

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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 […]

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Why Reading Books Is Good For You

The World Economic Forum provides five research-based reasons why reading books is good for you:  longer life, more efficient knowledge gain, greater literacies, better vocabulary, better brain maintenance. For details, read https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/06/5-reasons-why-reading-books-is-good-for-you

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ALA Honors Writers for Youth

Over 20,000 librarians and exhibitors attended the American Library Association (ALA) conference in Washington, DC this June. One of its major strands, as usual, was outstanding authors for youth. The year marks the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Award, which honors African American authors of children’s literature. Kwame […]

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Parent-child reading format

Technology has replaced books at bedtime, with more than a quarter of parents trying to use home assistants, apps and voice notes to tell their child a story in the evening, research suggests. A study commissioned by children’s reading charity BookTrust indicates a growing reliance on digital storytelling. The survey […]

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