Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A Kid May Read Your Book but Not a Teen


An IWW member passed along an interesting report regarding the reading habits of youngsters in this age of text-messaging and video games.

It begins ...

"A new report released today from Scholastic corroborates the findings of the company’s 2006 report on children’s reading habits, finding that pleasure reading in children begins to decline at age eight and continues to do so into the teen years."


The report comes from Scholastic, the Potter publisher, and concludes ...

"As to the influence of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, of the children who had read the books, almost three-quarters said the series had made them interested in reading other books. Some, however, would be happy simply to have more Harry in their lives: 31% of children don’t believe the series is over."



  • Read THE 2008 KIDS AND FAMILY READING REPORT™ CONDUCTED BY YANKELOVICH AND SCHOLASTIC here.
  • Read The Publishers Weekly article here.

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