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KIDS & FAMILY READING REPORT

7th Edition 

A LETTER FROM RICHARD ROBINSON


Connecting kids with stories they love, in whatever format they prefer—from fiction to nonfiction, chapter books to graphic novels, physical books to digital books—has been Scholastic’s mission for nearly 100 years. And since my early days as a teacher, getting students to read more, and to read with understanding, has been a personal mission. Read more.
 


CEO, President, and Chairman of Scholastic Inc.

 

 

 


FINDING THEIR STORY

READING TO NAVIGATE THE WORLD
 

•  The decline by nine

•  Families expect more from children’s books

•  What reading means to kids

•  The social-emotional side of reading

 

BOOKS AND CHARACTERS TO REFLECT OUR DIVERSE WORLD
 

•  Diversity in children’s books is highly inclusive

•  Many children and parents want diversity in books

•  The demand for diversity is on the rise

•  Characters build character

ACCESS MATTERS: READING ROLE MODELS AND BOOKS


•  Kids need help finding books

 

•  Reading role models show kids the way

 

•  Books at home and in the classroom provide access

 

•  When kids choose, kids read  

THE RISE OF READ-ALOUD

•  More parents are reading aloud to their young children

 

•  The family read-aloud experience is overwhelmingly positive

•  Read-Aloud frequency diminishes rapidly as children grow older

•  How to make read-aloud fit in, regardless of age

COMMENTARY


"...kids want to read books that make them laugh and that introduce them to new places, new cultures, and new kinds of people.”

 

— Lauren Tarshis, Senior Vice President and Editor-In-Chief/Publisher, Scholastic Classroom Magazines; Author of the New York Times Bestselling Series I Survived
 


"Tomorrow’s leaders may not yet have seen themselves in a book. But we have the power to change that."


 

— Andrea Davis Pinkney, Vice President, Executive Editor, Scholastic Trade Books; New York Times Bestselling Author of Martin Rising: Requiem for a King
 


“When a child knows that the people surrounding them value reading, we will have a greater culture of literacy in our homes and in our schools”


 

— Michael Haggen,
Chief Academic Officer,
Scholastic Education

 

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