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View Resource New York Times Books

The highlight of this section of the New York Times website (discussed in the January 26, 1996 Scout Report) is the searchable archive of over 50,000 book reviews, author interviews, and book news articles from the newspaper and the New York Times Book Review since 1980. It also contains the full text of the weekly Book Review (available on the web since January 5, 1997) as well as a feature...

https://www.nytimes.com/section/books
View Resource CBC Online

This week (November 17-23, 1997) marks the 78th anniversary of National Children's Book Week. The CBC, administrator of this event since 1945, offers suggestions for ways to celebrate National Children's Book Week to teachers, parents and librarians. Year round this site provides a rich source of information and links related to children's literature. Within one of the five general user...

http://www.cbcbooks.org/
View Resource Booknotes

The Booknotes Web site is dedicated to providing information about the long-running Booknotes television show, and as such, will be of great interest to those with a passion for reading nonfiction. On the site, users can sign up to talk about the books featured on the show, as well as creating a personal video collection of their favorite Booknotes moments. The main highlight of the site is the...

http://www.booknotes.org
View Resource Teenreads.com

The Book Report Network "is a group of websites founded in 1996 that share thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests, and more with readers every week." Teenreads.com, which is part of a network described as "THE place online for teens to talk about their fave books --- and find the...

https://www.teenreads.com/
View Resource The National Book Foundation

The charge of the National Book Foundation has been to highlight great American writers and writings. As the preeminent organization devoted to literature "the Foundation has sought to fulfill this mission in two ways. Through The National Book Awards -- the nation's preeminent literary prize -- the Foundation recognizes books of exceptional merit written by Americans. Through its unique outreach...

http://www.nationalbook.org
View Resource ReadingGroupGuides.com

People have been meeting in informal groups to discuss works of literature for hundreds of years, and in recent years reading groups have continued to increase in general popularity. This website, designed by a team of avid readers, provides a host of helpful resource materials for those seeking to start and maintain an effective reading group. Launched in January 2001, the site now includes over...

https://www.readinggroupguides.com/
View Resource BookBrowse.com

Given that thousands of books are published each and ever year, it may be overwhelming for the discerning reader to separate the wheat from the chaff. Stepping into the fray (since 1997) is BookBrowse.com, started in 1997 by Davina Morgan-Witts and her husband Paul. As the site notes, "Bookbrowse carefully selects from the most interesting current books and provides you with multiple reviews and a...

https://www.bookbrowse.com/index.cfm?
View Resource Book Adventure

Online since 1999, this reading motivation program and resource center is designed and maintained by the Sylvan Learning Foundation. Designed for students in grades kindergarten through nine, the site allows young people to create their own book lists and take multiple-choice quizzes on the books they've read as well. The site is hosted by the colorful animated duo of Rex Reader (a rather...

http://bookadventure.com
View Resource Ohio Center for the Book

During the past few centuries the state of Ohio has proved to be a place of great fecundity in terms of producing outstanding authors, poets, and literary curmudgeons of all stripes. Ohioans clearly love to read, and this is demonstrated by the fact that the Cleveland Public Library is the home to the Ohio Center for the Book, and has served in this capacity since 1977. The Center promotes books,...

http://ohiocenterforthebook.org/
View Resource Book TV

To some, the very phrase “Book TV” might seem to be anathema, potentially even heretical or at the very least distasteful. Regardless, the past few decades have witnessed a détente between these two seemingly contradictory, and potentially even combative, forms of mass media, and C-SPAN 2 has done a fine job of bringing noted authors to this program to talk about their recent printed endeavors. On...

https://www.c-span.org/series/?bookTv
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