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Are we overlooking the real benefits of children reading?

Alison David

April 11th 2013 by Alison David

The first chapter of our new Reading Street report into children’s reading reveals that some of the key benefits of reading for pleasure in childhood are being over-looked because of a challenging set of circumstances faced by families and the way we live today. Over the past 6 months we’ve been observing the reading habits […]

To Celebrate World Book Day: Five Hundred Reasons…

Cally Poplak

March 7th 2013 by Cally Poplak

To celebrate World Book Day, let me share the insights of Isaac Bashevis Singer, which are pinned up by my desk…   There are five hundred reasons why I began to write for children, but to save time I will mention only ten of them. Children read books, not reviews.  They don’t give a hoot about […]