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From Tablet to Tablet: A short history of reading September 2, 2013 – Posted in: infographics, Reading / Literacy

This infographic comes to us via ebookfriendly. Looks pleasing though not sure about the Weights and Measures graphic for what does it have to do with reading . Beside,  I haven’t seen anyone (except a breed of bookseller) carrying around 30+ books in their hands on a regular basis. Also wonder about how green e-reading is in the long run –  the graph gives us a 4 year comparison – then what – in all…

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Photo of street kid reading stirs action in Manilla August 20, 2013 – Posted in: Reading / Literacy, Uncategorized

“One would think that the last place to find a starved and unkempt street urchin is in a book store.” He was shoeless and wearing tattered clothes when Sedricke Lapuz, an Assistant Professor at UP-Manila, snapped this shot of him reading a book on the floor of the Pedro Gil branch of the bookshop Booksale back in May. Lapuz was amazed at the child’s apparent passion for reading and submitted the photo to YouScooper, the citizen journalism arm of  the…

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Up All Night: A History of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature July 11, 2013 – Posted in: Reading / Literacy

The National Book Foundation has created an online exhibit featuring the 228 titles that have won or were nominated for the prestigious National Book Award in the Young People’s Literature category. Beginning in 1969 with the first winner, Journey from Peppermint Street by  Meindert DeJong, to last year’s winner William Alexander for Goblin Secrets, Up All Night offers endless opportunities to find a quality read for both you and the kids. Not all are still in print but hopefully that will…

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Summer reading list for Long Island school district littered with errors July 10, 2013 – Posted in: Reading / Literacy

  This must be what it feels like to hit rock bottom. The Hempstead, Long Island Public School district recently released its annual summer reading list for its pre-K to “twelve grade,” students and it reads like a testament to incompetence with over 30 mistakes, including misspellings of authors’ names and book titles. Some glaring examples include: The Great Gypsy by F. Scott Fitzgerald Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bonte Animal Farm by George Ornell Their Eyes Were…

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