State of children's reading

Despite concerns that not enough children read for pleasure, reports released this month in the UK and the US indicate that children's reading is thriving.

18/01/2015State of children's reading

Reading campaign launched

A new campaign, Read On Get On, has been launched with the aim of ensuring that every child born this year is able to read well by the time they leave primary school aged 11, in 2025. Fundamental to...

08/09/2014Reading campaign launched

Tips on inspiring reading for pleasure

A new publication from Egmont, Help Your Child Love Reading by Alison David, aims to support parents in creating a reading environment at home.

08/09/2014Tips on inspiring reading for pleasure

Discovering 'A Boy Called Hope'

How does a publisher find 'that book', the one that everyone falls in love with - and then make sure it becomes the most talked-about book around? Rebecca Hill, Usborne fiction director, talks about...

18/03/2014Discovering 'A Boy Called Hope'

UK declines in international 'league tables'

The latest PISA (Programme for International Assessment) report which examines the abilities of 15-year-old students in reading, mathematics and science, shows that the performance of students in...

05/12/2013UK declines in international 'league tables'

Young children turn to 'phones not books

Children as young as seven who would once have turned to books to stave off boredom are now switching on their 'phones and games consoles instead, according to a new study from publisher Egmont UK.


Education policy damages reading for pleasure

The government is not doing enough to encourage reading for pleasure amongst children, according to 82% of UK primary school teachers who took part in research by children's publisher, Egmont UK.

24/06/2013Education policy damages reading for pleasure

'Dear Diaries' inspire young people to read - and write

Authors and illustrators Rachel Renée Russell (Dork Diaries) and Liz Pichon (Tom Gates) gave us their insights into the appeal of diary-style books to today's young readers, and talked about how...

24/02/2013'Dear Diaries' inspire young people to read - and write

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