Key Data on Kid Reading

Surprising new findings from Scholastic’s Kids & Family Reading Report.

  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8

In fall 2012, Scholastic, in conjunction with Harrison Group, conducted a survey of 1,074 children ages 6–17 and their parents to learn about family attitudes and behaviors regarding reading. We discovered some surprising shifts since the survey was last conducted in 2010. Below, we’ve shared some key findings from the Kids & Family Reading Report (4th edition) that you, as teachers, should find of interest and might even be able to use to your advantage!

Download an easy-to-print PDF version of Key Data on Kid Reading to share with your colleagues:
Key Data on Kid Reading PDF

“I like picking out library books with my mom.”

—9-year-old girl, Virginia


“Reading is fun when it’s something I like to learn about.”

— 9-year-old girl, North Carolina

  “It’s cool to read books on an e-reader.”

—11-year-old boy, New Jersey

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