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Literary Podcasts Connect Readers, Writers, and Books
Readers Write

Literary Podcasts Connect Readers, Writers, and Books

by Terri Barnes

Bibliophiles want more than simply reading books. They want to think about them, talk about them, and learn more about the people who write them. Literary-minded podcasts offer book lovers a way to explore their favorite books and authors, learn about new ones, and connect with other book lovers. In this month’s Readers Write, Books Make a Difference readers share their favorite podcasts and why they enjoy listening. […]

Preferred Format: Ebook, Audiobook, or Print?
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Preferred Format: Ebook, Audiobook, or Print?

by Ivy Lariviere

In this month’s Readers Write, we asked: What book format do you prefer to read? Do you read ebooks, audiobooks, print books, or all three? Do you ever choose multiple formats for the same book? Do you choose different ways to read for different genres or reading environments? What influences your choices? Readers of all ages say they appreciate new technology, but many still enjoy turning paper pages. […]

Favorite Books to Read With Young Children
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Favorite Books to Read With Young Children

by Naomi Krueger

Books help young children develop language and learn their colors and shapes, how to count, and how to identify animals. Books teach empathy and problem solving skills. They help foster active imaginations and prepare kids for various situations they will encounter out in the world as they grow. For this Readers Write column, we asked readers what they look for in children’s books, why reading with young children matters to them, and to share their favorite books for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. […]