As world publishing heads for Bologna, two leading researchers in children’s reading talk about ‘a golden age of children’s literature.’
Behind today’s annual Scholastic-sponsored World Read Aloud Day program lie ‘innovation partnerships,’ a key part of LitWorld’s success.
Penguin Random House’s site focused on the publisher’s social outreach has a 2020 update on international projects and growth in diversity.
While Nielsen says reading declined ‘slightly’ in the pandemic year, the UK’s World Book Day emphasis is on family reading with youngsters.
Reading aloud is ‘a way of making reading visible,’ says Scholastic’s Pam Allyn, founder of the LitWorld nonprofit.
Vowing to address its own workforce demographics, Penguin Random House releases a Global Social Impact site on corporate responsibility.
A report commissioned by the Publishers Association says that during the COVID-19 lockdown, UK children listened to audiobooks, arguing to end their VAT.
As much as 30 percent of typical annual reading gains may not be carried into schoolwork in the autumn, says an NWEA report, as the COVID-19 pandemic affects US education.
Armed with new and disturbing survey information about youth reading from the National Literary Trust, this year’s UK World Book Day hands out book tokens.
On World Read Aloud Day, literary charity LitWorld works with Scholastic and other global organizations to encourage individuals and communities improve literacy.