Monday, 29 September 2014

Children’s and young people’s reading: a round-up of recent news and articles

Undy School Y1 Reading JungleIt’s ages since my last reading news update, and there’s lots to catch up with. What a lovely picture to illustrate it all: the fabulous year 1 reading jungle in Undy School Monmouthshire.

First, an important campaign to get all 11 year-olds reading well by 2025. There’s useful background data in The Reading Lives of 8 to 11 year-olds 2005-2013.

Other new research tells us:

All these recent articles are well worth checking out:

There have been many calls recently for more inclusive children’s books. An event intended to turn discussion into action has just been announced.

Finally, there are some great books on the UKLA Book Award longlists.