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Read Up on Read! Singapore

Posted: Jun. 19th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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Read! is hot event in Singapore for local youths, family and friends alike, and with its redoubled focus on younger readers this year, the event promises to be a family occasion that's not only educational and encouraging, but exciting and a lot of fun for the little tykes lucky enough to attend.

National reading campaign Read! Singapore returns this year with a new focus on young readers.

A Youth Book Selection Committee which was formed last year unveiled its 24 selected titles for readers aged seven to 14.

The committee comprises 25 students who are aged 15 and above.

This is the first time youths are selecting books for young readers.

K S Maniam, manager of Reading Initiatives at National Library Board, said: "If it comes from your own friends, peers, especially when you are in that age group, you are more receptive to understand that 'My friend is reading this.'


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