Pupil interest in reading drops in secondary school

Secondary school pupils are far less interested in reading than children at primary school, with only 40% of 14-16 year-olds saying they enjoy reading compared with more than 70% of 8-11 year-olds, according to a new National Literacy Trust (NLT) report. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Reading comprehension falls in secondary schools, study claims

A new report from Renaissance Learning suggests the reading comprehension of secondary school pupils is falling below that of primary school children because teenagers are not reading challenging enough books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Secondary school children's reading 'not stretched enough'

New research commissioned by school programme provider Renaissance UK claims that secondary school children fail to develop their reading levels as they should. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-02-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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School pupils bring the fight for school libraries to Theresa May

A group of school pupils are to petition the prime minister to save school libraries arguing that "knowledge is not a privilege". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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15+ Outstanding Recent Read-Aloud Books for Middle School

Freshen up your lists of read aloud books for middle school with these books published in the last 5 years. Find something for any classroom here. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Need a new quarantine read? Don Winslow drops 'Broken,' stories for our fractured times

The bestselling crime novelist plans a virtual book tour for his new title, "Broken," as the coronavirus keeps him home in Southern California. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Lucy Wyndham-Read | 'I hated sport at school'

With a massive online following, Lucy Wyndham-Read could be on the verge of publishing success with her book based on a seven-minute workout. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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BookTrust to deliver 700,000 free books to schools as Time to Read campaign kicks off

BookTrust will deliver 700,000 free books to every school starter as part of the annual Time to Read campaign this week.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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School textbooks are on the way out – and pupils will lose so much with them | Sam Leith

Now Pearson is moving to digital-only, new generations will miss the memories bound up with the sight and smell of booksThe world’s largest publisher of textbooks is preparing to throw in the towel on print and paper: Pearson has announced a digital-first strategy for its US market. New books... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Egmont reveals drop in reading for pleasure and new sustainability measures

A study revealing a drop in children reading for pleasure and a commitment to sustainable magazine publishing were among the initiatives revealed at Egmont’s Annual Insight Presentation. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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China Bestsellers for July: Entrepreneurism and School Reading Lists Boost Sales

The author, filmmaker, and restaurateur Zhang Jiajia climbs the charts by cross-platforming his own works, while summertime reading lists for students  bolster the classics. The post China Bestsellers for July: Entrepreneurism and School Reading Lists Boost Sales appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Authors Guild Demands South Carolina Police Cease Pressure on School About Reading List

The Authors Guild releases a letter sent to the president of a South Carolina police association: 'Attempts at censorship by law enforcement organizations cannot be tolerated in a democracy.' The post Authors Guild Demands South Carolina Police Cease Pressure on School About Reading List... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Fewer pre-school children are being read to, Egmont report warns

Only 51% of pre-school children are read to on a daily basis, a “steep decline” from 69% five years ago, Egmont Publishing has revealed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Only half of pre-school children being read to daily, UK study finds

Survey finds proportion of toddlers having story time fell by a fifth in five years The proportion of toddlers being read to every day has dropped by a fifth over the last five years, according to research warning that the decline is a significant threat to child development.The annual... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Report reveals 90% of secondary schools are cutting creative subjects

Nine out of 10 secondary schools in England are making cuts to their provision of creative subjects, according to a BBC survey. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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'Considerable' school interest in controversial gender book, publisher says

Jessica Kingsley Publishers (JKP) has ordered 5,000 copies of a book about gender diversity for schools, despite a media backlash over its subject matter. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Nascar Tries Science-and-Math Push to Catch Kids' Interest During School

On the eve of the biggest event of the Sprint Cup Series, Nascar is beginning an effort to get kids more interested in science and math through auto racing.Timed to coincide with Sunday's 57th Daytona 500, the Nascar Acceleration Nation program will look to steer primary schoolers into a greater... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Martin Amis's novel 'A Zone of Interest' gets rave reviews, but is dropped by French and German publishers

Amis's French and German publishers passed on his novel about the Holocaust, but another French company will be releasing the book and Amis's agent said there will most likely be a new German publisher that is willing to publish it.  Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Schools reading contest: ebooks win

Nearly half the titles read by children in a national reading competition were consumed online, according to the charity Booktrust. Continue reading at BBC News

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Boys benefit from Read for My School

The free online library created for the Read for My School made children "excited" to... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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