Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Good News about Kids and Reading!

A new study, The Kids & Family Reading Report ™, finds that 75% of kids age 5-17 say that “No matter what I can do online, I’ll always want to read books printed on paper.”

One in four kids age 5-17 say they read books for fun every day and more than half of kids say they read books for fun at least two to three times a week.

That's pretty exciting news for book-lovers everywhere!

Looking to the future, two in three children believe that within the next 10 years, most books which are read for fun will be read digitally – either on a computer or on another kind of electronic device.

89% of kids say that their "favorite books are the ones I picked out myself.” One of the key reasons kids say they don’t read more often is that they have trouble finding books they like. Kids who struggle to find books they like, are far less likely to read for fun daily or even twice a week.