We asked U.S. parents and children about their attitudes and behaviors around reading books for fun. Learn what they had to say:

“You’re never alone if you have a good book. A good story, fiction or nonfiction, can open up the imagination for problem solving and critical thinking, or just for working through the tough spots in life. A truly good story sucks you in, and opens up a whole new world.”

— Mother, 7-year-old boy, TX