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What Kids Are Reading May 8, 2008

Posted by sneaks in J is for Juvenile.

Renaissance Learning has announced the largest survey ever of youthful reading in the United States.

What Kids Are Reading: The Book-Reading Habits of Students in American Schools (PDF) is the first comprehensive report to provide detailed information about books school children are actually reading. While Amazon.com and other online booksellers boast lists of best sellers and a local librarian can advise on which books are in frequent circulation, neither can tell you if any of these books were ever opened, much less if they were read cover to cover. Renaissance Learning has unique insight into the books kids are reading, and we are pleased to share this information with you for the first time.

Within the report’s 56 pages are lists of the top 20 books read in 2007 by students in grades 1–12—overall, by gender, by U.S. region, and by reading achievement level.

Green Eggs and Ham, If you give a mouse a cookie, Charlotte’s Web, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Bridge to Terabithia, and Hatchet top the lists for first through sixth graders. It’s an interesting read!



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