Critical Linking for January 14th, 2016

CBC has ordered production on a television series that will revisit Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables novel. Revolving around the 13-year-old orphan and her adventures with her adopted family and friends, the eight-episode reboot comes 31 years after the original Megan Follows-starrer aired on CBC.

Created, written and executive produced by Emmy-winning Breaking Bad alum and Flesh and Bone creator Moira Walley-Beckett, the show promises to follow the novel’s original storyline. But there’ll be a twist: according to a press release, Anne will also “chart new territory” by diving into themes that meant to resonate with younger viewers.

All the red-headed/Canadian book lovers you know are going to be very anxious and excited for this new Anne of Green Gables adaptation.

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China’s best-selling book of 2015 didn’t have many of words.

Secret Garden, an adult colouring book, was the No. 1 book on China’s biggest online stores — Amazon, Dangdang and JD.com.

This thing has gone global, folks.

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Number one, pick up a book by someone who doesn’t look like them, from another culture or faith tradition or way of life. Two is to pick up a book on a topic they might have previously found intimidating. One of my little pet projects is figuring out ways of getting kids engaged in STEM topics—science, technology, engineering, and math—through stories. The third way is to experience stories in different formats.

I think I like our new National Ambassador for Children’s Literature.

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According to the report, public library readers borrowed more than 169 million digital assets, which includes e-books, audiobooks, digital periodicals and video streaming. This number was up 24 percent over 2014.

Might be a contributing factor to the decline of ebook sales last year.

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“.. it’s all going to be a brand new franchise. All original. All original characters, different directors, and an entire new team that this is coming from,”

The Chronicles of Narnia is getting rebooted on the big screen.

No need to mince words here: we are giving one lucky Book Riot reader $250 to blow at Amazon. Overstuff those stockings or get a jump on your New Year reading pile--up to you. Go here to enter. amz250_wide
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