January 27th marks the 16th year of Family Literacy Day, an initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada. Their mandate is to raise awareness amongst parents about the importance of reading and engaging in literacy-related activities together as a family. Technology, through gadgets like tablets and e-readers have added another medium to encourage children to read. Looking back, I bet very few envisioned a world where books could be borrowed from libraries without ever leaving your house or that ebooks would ever come to be mainstream.
iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBooks Store, where you can download the latest bestselling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favourite passages, on your iPhone, iPad, iPad mini with Retina display, and/or iPod touch.
Suzanne Collins’ bestselling trilogy is set in the post apocalyptic nation of Panem. Ruled by the glittering Capitol, Panem’s 12 outlying districts are forced to send one boy and one girl each year to participate in the Hunger Games, a televised battle to the death. The Hunger Games books are narrated by Katniss Everdeen, a self-possessed teenager who volunteers to take her younger sister’s place in the terrifying competition. This powerful heroine strikes a chord with readers of all ages- and Collins’ suspenseful,startlingly original vision will capture your imagination.
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