If schools and policy-makers want to boost children's literacy, they should invest in teacher librarians.
In Australian picture books, family representation has been overwhelmingly traditional. But this may be changing.
Parents often see reading as "school business" - something that teachers are responsible for.
Reading involves more than decoding letter-sound relationships and making meaning from isolated texts.
How books can help veterans overcome physical and mental trauma.
Children in the early stages of learning to read should be given decodable books to practise and generalise their developing alphabetic skills.
Learning music in the early years of schooling can help children learn to read.
Children need the same information repeated to encode it permanently.
The Victorian opposition has pledged funding for "decodable readers" which focus only on sounds. But kids prefer to read rich texts.
Kids in the UK grow up with some of the highest levels of educational inequality.
Girls are encouraged more often to read, despite performing better in reading assessments nationally and internationally. Here's how parents and educators can help connect boys with books.
Providing text-message tips to parents on how to make their children stronger readers can make a difference, but only if parents don't get too many or too few text messages, researchers find.
The current debate about comparability would be more concerning if 2018 results showed radically different trends compared to previous years, but they don’t.
In 1980, 60 percent of 12th graders said they read a book, newspaper or magazine every day for pleasure. By 2016, only 16 percent did.
Reading styles vary in effectiveness. Here are six things you can do, based on research, to help your child get the most out of shared reading.
Is the belief in art’s healing power just wishful thinking, or is there something to it?
Most book clubs are white and middle-class. Even today, books and reading can presume a divide between Indigenous oral story-telling and non-Indigenous literacy.
Early shared reading is linked to a number of benefits for children, including better performance in NAPLAN, reading, writing, spelling, grammar and mathematics.
Fairy stories come alive in the telling — and the retelling.
Initiatives to tackle South Africa's reading crisis must take the country's realities into account.