From The Hindu: Leveraging its extensive collection of Marathi literature, the little town of Bhilar has established itself as India’s first ‘book village.’
Calling the Philippines ‘a country enmeshed in entertainment and feel-good books,’ Tyrone Velez writes that literary intelligence is threatened.
As suggested by the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival’s slogan, ‘Discover a Lifelong Friend,’ Ahmed Al Ameri sees early-age immersion as crucial.
Mexico and Canada join the USA in the 2017 #ProjectReadathon ‘Million Minutes Campaign’ to release 300,000 books to Save the Children’s literacy programs.
A GfK market research study of global internet users reveals interesting trends in reading habits and book content consumption.
The 2016 KIM-Studie shows German children aged 6 to 13 utilizing media mostly in mobile channels, with gaming figuring prominently, reading less so.
In Lithuania, writes Inga Janiulytė for DW, ‘reading remains a popular activity—whether in spite of, or because of, social media.’ And many read English.
Textbooks, George Orwell, and Karl Marx share spots on the Beijing campus’ 2016 report on favorite reads among students. And digital reading is up.
With new attention to diversity issues, Scholastic’s sixth biennial survey adds an Australian edition, and looks extensively on reading aloud at home.
Spain’s Elisa Yuste talks us through leading concepts and directions in apps for kids and young adults in the coming year, including more apps for ‘Android kids.’