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Around the Web: The Power of Tactile Books and Reading Aloud

Welcome back, readers! And if you’re new here, this is our weekly round up of bookish content from across the internet. I hope you find something you enjoy!

This week, I’m sharing a look at tactile books, insight into a controversial way to handle long books, a spotlight on the Aurora Awards, and a book excerpt about reading aloud.

Wordless Books

Tactile bookdisplay

A tactile adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood by Warja Lavater and Myriam Colin is part of the Toronto Public Library's IBBY Collection for Young People with Disabilities.

When we think reading, we often think of words on a page. But there are books that tell stories without words and even without pictures. These tactile books are made for disabled youth and are challenging perceptions about reading.

Is It Okay To Cut A Book In Half?

Cut in half books

Scene of the Crime and Punishment … Photograph: Alex Christofi

The Aurora Awards

Aurora Awards

The Power of Reading Aloud

A child reading

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