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Do enhanced eBooks promote children’s literacy?

2 min readMixing a children’s book with something like a videogame seems like a no-brainer for promoting reading skills, right? Apparently not. A new study finds that enhanced eBooks for children don’t raise literacy levels. The study, which followed 32 pairs of… Continue Reading →

Literacy Month: Know the Facts, Make an Impact

2 min readAs writers, the very ability to read is something we take for granted. But the truth of the matter is that 32 million adults in the United States have low literacy skills. That means one in seven Americans would have… Continue Reading →

“Butterfly in the sky…”

2 min readSo, last night I found the picture below on the often hilarious shirt.woot.com. I was suddenly flooded with memories of my favorite show as a kid: Reading Rainbow. Sadly, I realized that, before last night, I honestly couldn’t remember the… Continue Reading →

Banned Books Week

1 min readCelebrate Your Freedom to Read! Every year hundreds of books are threatened with removal from schools and libraries across the country. Since 1990, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom has recorded more than 11,000 book challenges, including… Continue Reading →

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