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ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Reading is a skill that a lot of people learn at a young age. Today teachers who work with kids younger than eight years old held a conference at U Maine to learn what types of books are appropriate for young children.

Today was the second annual, Growing Up Knowing, Building Children's World Knowledge Through Literacy conference.

Correll Professor of Early Literacy Susan Bennett-Armistead said this is a great way for teachers to see what types of informational books are good for kids. She also said another benefit of this conference is to show publishers that kids are interested in a wide variety of books.

"We really want to inform the publishing community that little children don't read just stories. They like to read books about facts, they like books that are interesting about the real world around them, about the social world and the natural world," Bennett-Armistead said.

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