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ABC OnlineTwilight on the List of Most Challenged Books of 2009Gather.comI don't want anyone to tell me what I can and cannot read or believe because they are personally offended. Barbara Jones, director of the ALA's Office for ..."Twilight" among "most challenged" books of 2009Reuters'The Twilight Saga' books have been challenged by the ALA for being too sexualExaminer.comTwilight In Top 5 Parent/Teacher Challenged BooksThaindian.comAlt Film Guide (blog)all 330 news articles »
B'ville: Reynolds students read 28000 booksCNYLink from Eagle NewspapersDuring Reynolds Elementary School's recent 12-week PARP program, students in grades kindergarten through fifth read a school total of more than 28000 books. ...
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Books: Utahns turnn story of a flu epidemic, forced marriage into big-time ...Salt Lake TribuneIf your children read, you might know these authors' names. Or maybe as an adult reader, you might turn to the fresh stories of young-adult ...
"Room to Read" Opening World of Books to South Asian ChildrenMedia Newswire (press release)The need for attractively illustrated books in different languages led Room to Read into local publishing ventures, along with commissioning local writers ...and more »
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Despite what you've read, paying kids to excel in school does workNew York Daily NewsTo put the results into context, paying students to read books had an impact on reading achievement equivalent to reducing class sizes by a third.and more »
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...“informal educational relationships” with male students, who they met weekly for two years. “Male-teacher librarians need to read books—lots of books. Always have a book on hand. Carry it. Know a wide selection of books that boys will read,” Joel Shoemaker...
...you're looking for wonderful books to read to your baby or toddler, check out the latest list of "Best Books for Babies." The list was just published by Beginning With Books, a Pittsburgh literacy organization that is the only group in the country to focus...
The Seattle Times
...burned-out Microsoft executive. A headmaster at a rural school showed me an empty library. There were 500 kids who wanted to read, and they didn't have any books. Q: How did you get started? A: I did a book drive for this one school in Nepal. We collected...
San Francisco Chronicle
...tests and league tables has had a “stultifying effect on reading in schools”. “The emphasis has been on moving children away from reading books for pleasure and turning the whole practice of reading into a broken-down, atomised skill set,” he said. ...
...board books. I can not imagine a life without them. Yet even though I love reading, I finally reached the conclusion that buying books the traditional way does not make financial sense. Here's how to save boat loads of cash when you make your next book purchase. When...
...no surprise to anyone who has ever made a resolution, but this one should have been easy for me. I resolved to read more books. I read plenty of magazines and newspapers, which usually amounts to skimming over articles and saving stacks of magazines to read...
Since 2007, I've attempted to read 50 books a year. I hadn't really resolved to but it was a goal. This New Year's Day, I'm making it more than a goal, I'm making it my New Year's resolution. I will read 50 books this year.
The official Read 50 Books
...now works internationally - On-board dictionary - Syncs bookmarks and highlights to the Web on kindle.amazon.com - Can also read books on your Windows machine using Kindle software - New PDF reader - Books are DRM'd meaning the books you buy on Kindle will...
...books of 2008. Ever since my 2 year old daughter was diagnosed with a speech delay, I've been on a search to find the best books to read to her. These books have become favorites in our household. I have encountered some of the strangest things in my reading...
...I believe are some of the best books to help your child learn to read. I'll list them below in order of how simple the books are to read, and how effective I believe they are in helping your child learn to read. Leap Frog Series The Leap Frog Series of books...
One of the great discoveries of modern science was the realization of how interconnected the world is. The deterministic, Newtonian view of a clockwork Universe was replaced by the much more dynamic, uncertain and entangled world of Quantum Mechanics.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/general_sciences/5_Great_Science_Books_to_Expand_Your_Mind
Swedish book publishers have presented a study in which they show how widespread book piracy is in Sweden. The publishers think that this copyright infringement has a disastrous effect on their income, while The Pirate Bay is surprised to see that the publishers used their torrent database illegally.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/tech_news/The_Pirate_Bay_Clashes_with_Book_Publishers_2
Books being transformed back into trees... sort of.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/arts_culture/The_Bittersweet_Art_of_Cutting_Up_Books_PICS
...conventional fashion. Tappley appears to have stopped writing in the early nineties. Our library has nine or ten of his books. I've read them all. About the same time, I started reading mega-bestseller John Grisham. Interesting developments in Grisham. His...
...Allison Brandon Gonzalez Books: 130. Lisa Hamilton Books: 5. Corrine Jones Books: 5. Samantha Todd Books pledged 100, books read 125. Favorite: Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. Grade 7: Becky Clark Books: 20. Rebecca Reents Books pledged 50, books read 60. Favorite:...
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Ark's lexicon began as a web site (which is currently down) and quickly gained popularity. Rowling herself was once a way fan of the web site and has previously lavished it with praise, gave it an award in 2004, and even admitted to using it herself while she was writing some of the later books in the series.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/movies/Judge_waves_gavel_Harry_Potter_Lexicon_Site_Disappears
A generation of electronic book readers, new to the market, promises to 'revolutionise reading'. Katy Guest wonders whyFull Digg post: http://digg.com/arts_culture/E_books_don_t_furnish_a_room
It will undoubtedly open another exciting chapter for the digital era.
This is the electronic book - the same size as your average paperback, but with a 160-novel memory, promising to keep you reading for much longer. Full Digg post: http://digg.com/tech_news/Will_Sony_s_new_device_spell_the_end_of_the_paperback
When you consider that only 24 books are produced for every tree felled, it makes sense to spread the love by passing our books onto other people.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/10_Helpful_Ways_to_Recycle_Used_Books
AFTER scanning his textbooks and making them available to anyone to download free, a contributor at the file-sharing site PirateBay.org composed a colorful message for “all publishers” of college textbooks, warning them that “myself and all other students are tired of getting” ripped off. (The contributor’s message included many ripe expletives, buFull Digg post: http://digg.com/tech_news/First_It_Was_Song_Downloads_Now_It_s_Organic_Chemistry
As teenagers’ scores on standardized reading tests have declined or stagnated, some argue that the hours spent prowling the Internet are the enemy of reading — diminishing literacy and wrecking attention spans. But others say the Internet has created a new kind of reading, one that schools and society should not discount.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/arts_culture/The_Future_of_Reading_and_Literacy_Digital_Vs_Print_Media
The Translators Association of the Society of Authors celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion they have compiled a list of 50 outstanding translations of the last half centuryFull Digg post: http://digg.com/arts_culture/50_outstanding_literary_translations_from_the_last_50_years
With The Dark Knight less than two weeks away from opening, now is the time to start pretending that you know all there is to know about Batman in order to impress family and friends alike. To help you do that, we've come up with a list of 10 Essential Batman Books You Must Read, and it's not just the ones that you'd expect.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/comics_animation/10_Batman_Books_You_Must_Read
Here are 10 books that we think should never have been committed to celluloid.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/educational/10_Sci_Fi_Books_That_Were_Better_Off_on_Paper
On Thursday we asked you what books have changed your life, and over 250 thoughtful comments later, it's clear you all have book shelves stuffed with meaningful tomes. Now it's time to share the love. Today we've compiled some of the titles that you mentioned the most, with summaries so you can check 'em out further—and get a glimpse into the mindsFull Digg post: http://digg.com/arts_culture/The_Books_That_Changed_Your_Lives
Father Marco Fibbi, a spokesman for the Diocese of Rome, said: “Normally we read the script but this time it was not necessary. The name Dan Brown was enough.”Full Digg post: http://digg.com/movies/The_Vatican_Bans_Filming_of_Angels_Demons
"The back cover copy reads 'Craig Johnson had two best friends, two caring parents, a hot girlfriend, and a nice truck--not bad for a twenty-year-old.' Already we're in trouble."Full Digg post: http://digg.com/arts_culture/The_Worst_Book_Ever_Written_m_Shadow_God_by_Aaron_Rayburn
The folks at the New Zealand Book Council have created a truly ingenious way to read more at work. Read At Work turns your desktop into a full screen, realistic PC looking desktop with folders, start button, recycle bin, the works. All the folders contain writings of famous authors and New Zealand locals. Your boss won't know you're reading a book!Full Digg post: http://digg.com/arts_culture/How_to_Sneakily_Read_Books_at_Work_Awesome_Website
...supposed to help wannabe readers get more out of books and offers tips on how to read. Never opened it. How to Talk About Books You Havent Read by Pierre Bayard? Love it. Bayard, a literature professor and psychoanalyst, extols the virtues of non-reading and...
Detroit Free Press
Tolkien's son set to go to court to 'terminate' the precious film. Now we know who the real Lord of the Rings is.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/movies/Is_The_Hobbit_dead_in_the_water_already
What is most likely to influence your success at school or at a job? The ability to read well. Full Digg post: http://digg.com/educational/7_Pleasurable_Ways_to_Improve_Your_Reading_Ability
That’s why I’ve compiled a list of 10 movies coming out this year which were adapted from book/graphic novels, along with related source material to get you ready for the 2008 mega-movie season.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/movies/10_Books_You_Should_Read_Before_Seeing_The_Movie_in_2008
There are the books you read, and then there are the books that change your life. We can all look back on the books that have shaped our perspective on politics, religion, money and love. Some will even become a source of inspiration for the rest of your life. From a seemingly infinite list of books of anecdotal or literal merit, we have narrowed..Full Digg post: http://digg.com/educational/100_Must_Read_Books_The_Essential_Man_s_Library
If programmers don't learn from books today, how do they learn to program? They do it the old-fashioned way: by rolling up their sleeves and writing code -- while harnessing the collective wisdom of the internet in a second window. The internet has rendered programming books obsolete. It's faster, more efficient, and just plain smarter to get your Full Digg post: http://digg.com/educational/Programmers_Don_t_Read_Books_But_You_Should
You can't have great science fiction writing without great books about science. Some of these books are well-known, and you will no doubt have heard of them. Others made it onto the list for exploring scientific discoveries that are less well-known but are nevertheless inspiring and mind-blowing.
I've listed them in chronological orderFull Digg post: http://digg.com/general_sciences/20_Science_Books_Every_Scifi_Fan_and_Writer_Shold_Read
Harry Potter has taken his place alongside such greats of English literature as Shakespeare's Hamlet and Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and is required reading for A-level English students. J.K. Rowling's boy-wizard has been added to the syllabus in a move that has prompted fresh claims of "dumbing down" in education standards.
Full Digg post: http://digg.com/educational/An_A_level_in_Harry_Potter_Experts_fear_dumbing_down
...that wants to read, and a mother who has little time to read, what does one do? For me, I've started diving into my bookshelf, reading old favorites. Some of them aren't so spectacular the second time around, others have stood the test of time. Why bother...
A professor has developed computer algorithms that collect publicly available information on a given subject, turn them into into books, printed on demand or delivered digitally.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/programming/He_Wrote_200_000_Books_but_Computers_Did_Some_of_the_Work
In this wide ranging interview he explains why The God Delusion is "quite a funny book", why he hasn't read any of the books in reply to it, how science fiction can predict science fact and why scientists can be wrong. Full Digg post: http://digg.com/arts_culture/Richard_Dawkins_8_Books_That_Inspire_Me
"From and sci-fi to poetry, biographies and books that changed the world… we present the ultimate reading list."Full Digg post: http://digg.com/arts_culture/110_best_books_The_perfect_library
...only interested in books on insects and other animals. It was a challenge to try and influence him to read other types of books or read aloud to him other types of books. However, perseverance is the key and one may be pleasantly surprised to find the child...