Why Do Kids Prefer To Read Print And Not Ebooks?

Nearly two-thirds of children will always want to read print books even though there are ebooks available. Literacy advocate and teacher Donna Rasmussen thinks this is because “We are tactile creatures. We will judge books by their covers and that’s okay,” she said. “We do many creative things with books we can’t with digital, like building a poetry out of book spines.”

Recent research conducted by BookTrust in association with the Open University revealed that 76% of surveyed parents found their children prefer print books for reading for pleasure and 69% prefer print books for educational reading. As for interactive e-books…

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Majority of parents worried about children’s digital reading, survey finds | Books | The Guardian

The majority of parents are concerned about their children using interactive ebooks, according to a new survey, with respondents suggesting they feared ebooks would negatively affect their children’s attention span or expose them to inappropriate content.

More than 1,500 parents of UK children aged up to eight were surveyed by the reading charity BookTrust in association with the Open University. Asking parents…

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Publisher to drop gendered children’s titles after parents campaign | Books | The Guardian

Buster Books, publisher of colouring books for ‘Brilliant Boys’ and ‘Gorgeous Girls’ to switch to ‘gender neutral’ titles in future

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JZ comment: Is this PC gone too far? Is it really right to campaign that kids’ books be ‘gender neutral’? No boy’s books for boys and girl’s books for girl? Isn’t the gender separation simply a way to have a target audience for writers/publishers?

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After removing its books from Amazon, children’s publisher reports record profits » MobyLives

Three and a half years after pulling its entire list off Amazon, children’s book publisher Educational Development Corp (EDC) reports soaring profits. The move by the Tulsa-based company, which primarily sells books developed in England by Usborne Books, drew widespread attention and a…

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