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Penny Dreadfuls Got Children Reading

Apropos of the Hallowe’en celebrations that occurred this past weekend, check out this article: How Gruesome Penny Dreadfuls Got Victorian Children Reading.       Penny who? In the 18th century there was a form of adventuresome, frightening, sometimes even gory books, popular among the undereducated working classes in England, that were called “Penny Dreadfuls.” These simple books, […]

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Child Development Should Include Relaxing with Books

Nurturing relaxed daily reading may very well be the finest contribution that a family can make in supporting a child’s development.

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Knowing How to Find Answers to Questions Provides Unlimited Knowledge of the World

Children who are not taught to access the joys and power of libraries and their books, the internet and other information sources are at a disadvantage when it comes to learning about life and the world.

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Books Celebrating their Readers

The representations in books of things familiar to the new reader paves the way for them to develop lifelong affection for books and reading.