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You Can’t Reboot a Book: The Beauty in Reading to Your Children

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It’s interactive, it will transport you from one time and world into the next, but most importantly, it builds lasting relationships. Today, getting children to focus is a challenge—there’s media everywhere. Lights, sounds, internet games; that’s enough to distract anybody, let alone a child who’s in the developing stages of life. We all know that children are sponges, but what is it that they are absorbing? Be it a cell phone, gaming console, or computer, the synergy is between the child and the machine. What is it that they are learning? Is this machine an extension of them? There are plenty of scifi novels and movies that tell us where that might get us. When you read a book to…

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The “Dear Santa” Letter Every Book Lover is Writing This Christmas

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Dear Santa, It’s been a while since I’ve written to you. Twenty years or so, at least. But I feel like we still have a pretty solid connection, and I’m not gonna lie — I might be in my 30s, but sometimes I still lie awake on Christmas Eve staring at the ceiling and wondering if that scratching sound I hear is actually a reindeer and not just the cat crawling around on the roof. Ahem. Since the magic of Christmas is still pretty tied up in you, Santa, I’m finally giving into it this year. With nothing left to lose, here’s my Christmas List. Please don’t be stingy with that wrapping paper. A Book Boyfriend Come to Life I…

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8 funny videos to spread some holiday cheer

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We here at the BookTrib Nerd Squad love our books. Heck, books are an integral part of our very name. But every now and then we enjoy a good video, especially during the holiday season when all kinds of seasonal goodies come down the chimney. So, save these for your lunch hour if you must (they’re all safe for work) then enjoy a little seasonal cheer on us.

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