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

Celebrating Book Week Scotland

Scotland's first ever Book Week starts today, Monday 26th of November, and along with a host of national partners, Scottish Book Trust has pulled together a huge and diverse programme of events and...

26/11/2012Celebrating Book Week Scotland

Children's book sales hold up

Children's publishers who gathered at this year's Bookseller Children's Conference were upbeat. While the total publishing market has seen a 6% decline in sales so far this year, the children's...

11/10/2012Children's book sales hold up

Are children and teens reading for pleasure?

A recent piece of market research undertaken by Book Marketing Ltd suggests that reading is still a leading activity for some 88% of children - although that falls steeply among teenagers.

11/10/2012Are children and teens reading for pleasure?

Doodles and diaries - and why children love them!

Wimpy Kid started the bandwagon, but series like Dork Diaries, Tom Gates and The World of Norm soon followed and now also boast growing sales figures. So what is it about diaries and doodles that is...

11/10/2012Doodles and diaries - and why children love them!

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