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Odds and Bookends: August 13, 2010

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Dora the Explorer celebrates its 10th anniversary Nickelodeon is commemorating ten years of Dora with an hour-long prime time movie, “Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure,” along with a twelve-minute tribute to the show’s impact on children. In further honor of Dora,

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Odds and Bookends: August 6, 2010

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Study shows ‘kids learn best when they are allowed to select their own books’ Combating the “summer slide” can be easier than most educators and parents think. Studies have demonstrated that rather than forcing a summer reading list on children,

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