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Book reviews/choices Charles is a struggling reader. Like three out of four children with reading difficulties, Charles is a boy. He started school with limited experience with print, struggled through activities with letters and sounds, and tended to be off task when there was independent reading time. He learned in second grade to have his reading buddy do most of the reading. By third grade, when most of his classmates were fairly fluent, Charles was still guessing at words, using picture clues and avoiding books whenever he could. Reading Matters Late last night London time the longlist for Australia's top literary prize, the 2014 Miles Franklin Literary Award, was announced. It's quite a strong list, although I'm shocked that it doesn't include Christos Tsiolkas' Barracuda and Alex Miller's Coal Creek, but I do like the fact it features some new authors that I've not heard of before. Still, I think when push comes to shove, it's going to be a big battle between two old favourites: Tim Winton and Richard Flanagan. Only time will tell.

140,000 Free eBooks: SEARCH OPTIONS (165,000+ eBooks, eTexts, On-Line Books, eDocuments) Why not just do a Google search instead of looking here? This is more direct, indexes collections specifically, and won't throw out red herrings. Memphis Univ School Library "...an astonishing number of electronic books...from an equally astonishing number of sources ... impressive. Very impressive..." Lindsay Periera, REDIFF.COM (INDIA) Pick of the Weekend "One major area of difficulty in the electronic book area of publishing has been bibliographic control. What's Next™- Series Our What's Next™: Books in Series database helps you search series fiction. A series is two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits. e.g. Sue Grafton's "A is for Alibi", "B is for..." etc. or the "Star Wars" series

Blog of a Bookslut In Our MagazinesMarch 2014 Poems by Edith Södergran"My Life of the Mind, or How I Learned to Embrace Intellectual Insecurity and Distrust Neuroscience" by Dana BeckerUnder the Surface by Mojca KumerdejArt Portfolio by Michael Reedy April 15, 2014 Image: Leonora Carrington, Le chant des oiseaux In the April issue of Bookslut, Nicholas Vajifdar reviews Jane Bowles’s novel Two Serious Ladies, which was reissued by HarperCollins earlier this year.

Five Libraries Collaborate On Reader’s Advisory Project Five libraries (four in Queensland and one in New Zealand) collaborated to create Beyond The Lavender Keeper Reading Map in recognition of of Australia’s 2013 Get Reading Campaign. Click on the image to read the booklet The challenge was to produce a reading map of The Lavender Keeper to coincide with a visit to four Queensland public libraries by author Fiona McIntosh in mid-September as part of Australia’s 2013 Get Reading Campaign. The project began six weeks ago when Alison Miles from CityLibraries Townsville asked if I was interested in doing another reading map (see our previous collaborative reading map Beyond Chocolat) along with three other librarians – Jo Beazley from Toowoomba Regional Libraries, Louise Pieper from Gold Coast Libraries, and Tina Cavanough from Moreton Bay Region Libraries – who were all hosting Fiona McIntosh at their libraries within the same week. The reading map design further dictated the number of titles selected and the amount of content per title.

BOOKS - ArtsBeat Blog Photo A rambling 1950 letter from Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac that helped inspire “On the Road” will be auctioned next month by Christie’s in New York, apparently bringing to an end an 18-month legal battle over its ownership. The 16,000-word typed letter, which carries an estimate of $400,000 to $600,000, had been considered lost before it surfaced in the discarded files of Golden Goose Press, a now-defunct small San Francisco publisher, and listed for sale by a Southern California auction house in 2014. That auction was suspended after the Kerouac estate and Cassady’s children said they were the owners. Download Free MP3 Songs From These Top 10 Websites Find it difficult to search and download your favorite songs for free? Wanna download free songs for your Desktops, Laptops, iPod, Smartphone ? Here I am telling you ultimate list of Top 10 best websites from where you can download your favorite songs, albums, tracks for free. These sites are having very huge collection of songs in their database which they are facilitating you to download for free.

1:1 Initiative Feature Pages 20-24 Our Digital Conversion The introduction of a 1-to-1 laptop initiative is only part of a sweeping districtwide commitment to the learning of every student Imagine being part of a school district where children choose to come in early from recess to do schoolwork, a place where student engagement is so contagious it has overtaken the faculty and staff, a district where the focus is truly on every child every day. Many would contend such an ideal culture simply doesn’t or can’t exist in today’s public schools. I would say they haven’t been to Mooresville, N.C. The Rumpus Book Reviews Barbara Berman reviews Heather Christle's Heliopause today in Rumpus Poetry. ...more Yumi Sakugawa discusses her latest book, Ikebana, discovering meditation, exploring blank spaces, and drawing a world of sentient oranges and one-eyed monsters. ...more Connor Goodwin reviews The Mountain and the Wall by Alisa Ganieva today in Rumpus Books. ...more I wanted what Ari wanted: affirmation that I could be a good mother while making mistakes and having ugly, difficult thoughts....more

Readers’ Advisory Resources: Beyond Lists A colleague and I were asked to present at the RT Book Convention in a session intended for librarians and booksellers. This post is adapted from a portion of our presentation. I love talking books with people. It’s my favorite part of my job. But there’s not always an opportunity for a traditional reader’s advisory interview and some readers prefer to find their own books or use passive reader’s advisory materials when searching out their next great read.

Book reviews: Find the best new books {*style:<ul>*} {*style:<li>*} {*style:<br>*}{*style:<b>*}Victoria{*style:</b>*}{*style:<br>*} by Daisy Goodwin{*style:<br>*}If you love history, you have to read this book. If you think this historical era is not your cup of tea, also try this novel. We meet a young lady who is not stucked up.... Discover Music Online: The Ultimate Collection for Music Lovers » Life-Changing Arts If you love to discover new music, explore or simply play (with) music, these are the websites that will most successfully and easily help you accomplish just that: The best music websites available online! Musicovery Start by defining your mood on the mood pad, and move on to optionally select the decade(s) and music genres for your exploration.

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