The ‘multiplier effect’ of literacy empowers people by enabling them to meaningfully participate in society and improve their livelihoods.
Listening-as-reading is a growing segment of the publishing market. Audiobooks revive ancient ways of storytelling and might get more people excited about books.
Rather than just blaming the students, educators must consider why course materials are not being read and develop strategies to tackle the problems students face.
The White Lotus is a tense, new drama about the lives of the rich and privileged, set in a Hawaiian resort. But the protagonists are not lying around reading airport novels.
New research shows how reading books can help young people escape from their sources of stress, find role models in characters and develop empathy.
While COVID-19 has held back learning, the pandemic presents a historic opportunity to revamp education systems.
Picture books and young adult biographies can introduce kids to design-based thinking and engineering habits like creativity and persistence.
A new understanding of the importance of Grade 1 is beginning to change writing education. If your child is missing important basic skills, talk with your child’s teacher to create a plan.
Publishing houses face strain, and in some cases, closure, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Authors are looking for alternative ways to get their work to readers.
Popular psychology is all over book shops, podcasts and Netflix specials. The value of these ideas is hotly debated but even unguided, self-administered bibliotherapy may bring mental health benefits.
People tend to think of digital media as entertainment, so they devote less mental effort than when they’re reading a printed book.
Science and comic books have been cross-pollinating each other for some time (think Spider-Man). But kids can learn a lot of valuable science information from comics books too.
Lockdown life accelerated the role of digital technology in the virtual classroom, but there is still no substitute for physical books in children’s lives and learning.
From talking about death to understanding grief, these picture books can help parents start a difficult conversation about death with young children.
One way to help children learn the words they need to thrive academically is by reading aloud from books and news sources that use both narrative and expository writing.
Millions of people are reading young adult fantasy novels like Twilight or A Court of Thorns and Roses. But the way sexual consent is depicted in these can be confusing or even harmful.
The closure of physical buildings doesn’t have to mean that new readers should miss out on literary history
Where solitary reading drives us into ourselves, reading aloud can be a deeply sensuous experience
Three education experts explain why students aren’t learning the basics.
We have compiled a list of award-winning or shortlisted picture books that depict various aspects of diversity.