World Book Day is a heavily promoted book celebration in the UK and Ireland. Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, this celebration is immersed with activities that are extensive and very exciting, all in for the love of books and reading. Encouraging young children to dress up as their favorite characters, discount vouchers to use on books, and contests and competitions are just the many activities that surround this amazing event.
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It’s already the first day of the new year and not only should you be excited in starting a new chapter (2020 was kind of a mess, huh?) but you should also be excited about a slew of exciting new books being released this year. So get ready for your TBR pile to get bigger, because after you read these synopsis, you can’t help but adding these titles to your Goodreads account:
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It’s four days to Christmas and nothing can ruin the holiday spirit by trying to scamper and find the best gift for that book lover in your life. A book is the obvious choice but maybe you are having a hard time picking the right book for them. Well, there is a way to take the stress off your shoulders!
Book subscription services are becoming very popular and are a great way for a readers to get a sample of the books that are out there. It allows bookworms a huge amount of choices and a surprise every month. What more can a book lover ask for? So if are trying to figure out that last minute Christmas gift, why not take a look at these book subscription services?
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The bibliophile will love any book related item you buy for them to this holiday season. However, if you are like me and would like to give a gift that has some special meaning behind the gesture, there is no better way to profess your thoughtfulness than a gift book. And in this crazy year of 2020, a lot of great themed gift books were released this year that will make the bibliophile in your life’s eyes sparkle:
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Pages: 180 pages
Published: November 28, 2020
Publisher: Garmoran Publishing
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
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The new school year has started and although 2020-2021 will be unlike any school year we ever encountered, that does not mean we are not facing the similar learning issues. And a recurring one is getting children and teens to read.
Over the years, children and teens are reading less and less. Most blame television and/or the increase amount of technology use to cause children and teen to read less, however, there might be other factors in play. Some students may feel that the text that reading is too complicated for them and the book size may be intimidating to them. There are some books out there that are useful in helping younger readers find the right book for them and discover the true joys of reading, without any pressure:
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Pages: 368 pages
Published: January 21, 2020
Publisher: Walker Books US
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fantasy
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The longslist for the 2020 Booker Prize has just been announced. The list was chosen of 162 titles published in the UK and Ireland between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020
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Pages: 336 pages
Published: June 18, 2019
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction & Literature, Contemporary, Fantasy Continue reading “Book Review: Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron”