Tagged: reading

McDermid becomes Scottish Book Trust patron

Scottish Book Trust has appointed crime writer Val McDermid as its new patron. Read more

The Reading Agency urges for £200m government intervention and 'Book Relief'

Reading can help halt the “loneliness epidemic” but needs a £200m government injection as well as its own version of Sport Relief, according to a... Read more

Summer Reading Challenge aims for world record

The Reading Agency is hoping to set a new record for "most pledges received for a reading campaign" for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, which... Read more

Report highlights weak language skills of disadvantaged boys

More than 40% of boys receiving free school meals lag behind their peers in terms of language skills by the age of five, according to... Read more

Millennials 'least likely to buy e-books'

Millennials are less likely to purchase e-books than any other age group, with 63% of 16-24 year-olds saying they have never bought one, according to... Read more

Teachers 'believe children read less'

More than half of teachers believe contemporary children read less than their generation did when they were growing up, according to new research carried out... Read more

Children's socioeconomic status 'affects digital reading preference'

Print books are more popular with three to five-year-olds than reading on devices, but children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds spend more time reading on devices... Read more

Patterson in Obama books campaign

James Patterson has launched a campaign in the US to persuade President Barack Obama to draw attention to the importance of reading. The... Read more

Meg Wolitzer on the importance of reading

The author of new YA nove, Belzhar, Meg Wolitzer writes about why reading is so important.  Read more

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