A new chapter in the story of personal libraries

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A bookstore in the central province of Hubei is making a bid to revive China’s ancient culture of home study by designing and supplying libraries tailored to homeowners’ specific demands. The service, provided by the Hubei Foreign Languages Bookstore in Wuhan, the provincial capital, is thought to be the only one in the country. Since starting…

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Quotes To Celebrate National Read A Book Day

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It’s a day for book lovers and all of you who are into reading, don’t just read it to yourself, but also to others as it’s National Read a Book Day on Wednesday. Read a Book Day is celebrated on Sept. 6 every year and on this day everyone grabs their favorite book. Read a Book…

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McDonald’s Plans To Distribute Kids Books During National Literacy Month

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Research by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that reading daily to young children stimulates early brain development and helps build key language, literacy and social skills. In celebration of National Literacy Month in September, McDonald’s USA is inviting families to celebrate the joy of reading with the launch of the latest Happy Meal Books promotion.…

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Elmo and Friends Lead Education Effort for Refugee Children

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In refugee camps everywhere, there is no shortage of curious young minds: more than half of the world’s displaced population are children. But the barriers to receiving a quality early education are huge. “There are 250 million children whose developmental potential is at risk around the world,” said Sarah Smith, Director of Education at the International…

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Meet Julia, Sesame Street’s First Autistic Character

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In early April, beloved children’s show Sesame Street will debut Julia, the program’s first character with autism. Julia has been part of the online interactive Sesame Street family since last year, and her popularity among viewers prompted show creators to bring the character to television. The Sesame Street team hopes Julia will help children become more…

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