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Bedtime stories promote exceptional reading skills and love of literature

February 24, 2014

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Children who read bedtime stories with their parents are more likely to read recreationally and have higher literacy levels, a study shows. 

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Reading linked to decreased dropout rates

February 19, 2014

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Students who have a proficient reading level at a young age are less likely to become high school dropouts, according to a recent study. 

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Children’s classics land on list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime

February 13, 2014

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Amazon includes Charlotte's Web and The Giver on its list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime. 

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Memories of “The Giver”

February 03, 2014

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This summer will see the release of the Walden Media/The Weinstein Company big-screen adaptation of Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning book The Giver. (If you haven't read it yet, we recommend you do so as soon as possible--and we're not alone.) At the annual National Council of Teachers of English conference in Boston this...

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And the Newbery Goes to…

February 03, 2014

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In the world of children's literature, there is no higher honor than the Newbery Medal. Awarded annually by the American Library Association to the author of the year's "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children," the prize virtually guarantees a significant boost to both its recipient's acclaim and his...

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