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Read-Along with Overdrive

OverDrive’s browser-based eReader supports narrated eBooks, allowing readers to listen to audio while they read eBooks on virtually any internet-enabled device.  This exciting feature is perfect for helping striving readers, ESL, and ELL students. 

Basic features include:

·         Text highlighting as a narrator reads 

·         Availability on any device with an internet connection and a modern web browser

·         Automatic page turning

·         Rewind and pause options

·         Volume and speed control

Check it out here.

Twice Upon a Time…?

Retellings have become hugely popular in the book world over the past few years. Many of them fall into the “fairy-tale retelling” category, and are retellings of fairy tales told as new fairy tales. But many authors have also chosen to retell other stories, ranging from classic novels to famous legends. Today, retellings range from fairy tales retold as contemporary romance, to classics retold as science-fiction.

Cinder, by Marissa Meyer | A sci-fi retelling of Cinderella

But what is it about retellings that has made these genre-hopping books so popular?

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