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.
The 2019 data just released on trends in Spain’s reading habits shows that among those who don’t read books, ‘lack of time’ is the most cited reason.
Having distributed more than 400,000 children’s books last year, the PRH-Kellogg’s partnership, Feeding Reading, is back this year with 125 titles on offer.
More children are seen by Scholastic’s researchers as reading ‘zero books’ during the summer, and many parents don’t grasp the ‘summer slide’ problem.
Scholastic’s biennial Kids & Family Reading Report finds American families are reading books aloud to their children more often.
The new ‘barometer’ report on reading habits in Spain for 2018 shows a growing engagement with readership, later teens reading less.
Reading ranks fifth in BookNet Canada’s newest survey of respondents’ leisure-time activities, and smartphone reading is on the rise. Thirty-eight percent say their reading increased in the last year.
‘The problem with the Kenyan society is that we read mostly for exams.’ The country’s publishers say they’re troubled by children’s lack of a reading habit.
As he contemplates speaking on October 18 at Frankfurt Book Fair’s The Markets conference, Spain’s Daniel Fernández talks of struggles in cultural shifts, copyright, and piracy.
The Atlantic’s Jordan Weissmann speculates that Amazon bought Goodreads to access the site’s group of super fans, readers who buy a lot of books and influence even more purchases.