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Open letter from Children’s Laureates

Current Children’s Laureate, Chris Riddell, along with the previous Laureates, has written an open letter to the Secretary of State for Education regarding school libraries in England and Wales.


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School libraries play a huge part in pupils’ education

Report in Coventry Telegraph, 17th October 2014

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The ‘angst canon’

Is there an ‘angst canon’ of books that teenagers read?

A BBC report discussing the reading choices of older teenagers:

At the age of 17 and 18, readers are often searching for something with a bit of existential angst. And nothing taps into teenage angst quite like the idea of exceptionalism.

It also discusses how reading choices are changed.

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Maths advantage for pupils who read for pleasure

BBC News

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Can you read and dance at the same time?

Reading and dancing ‘good for health’ of Scots

Evidence suggesting that those reading for pleasure are healthier than those that don’t. Especially if they also dance, go to museums, theatres, libraries and participate in ‘cultural activities’ in ‘cultural places’.

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Guardian: Decline in children’s non-fiction must stop

Friday 28 September 2012

Decline in children’s non-fiction must stop, say authors

Article in the Guardian regarding the decline of non-fiction titles.

See also,

Children need exciting non-fiction books – and libraries

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