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ERIC Number: EJ845178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0961-0006
A Survey of Young People's Reading in England: Borrowing and Choosing Books
Maynard, Sally; MacKay, Sophie; Smyth, Fiona
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, v40 n4 p239-253 2008
This article reports on selected results of a comprehensive survey of children's reading in England, carried out online in 2005 by the National Centre for Research in Children's Literature at Roehampton University. With 4182 responses from children living in England aged from 4 to 16 years, the survey is a follow-up to a similar study completed in 1996. The article concentrates on those issues included in the survey which are of particular interest to children's librarians, specifically questions relating to borrowing books, choosing books, reading recommendations, book reviews, school libraries and classroom book corners. (Contains 20 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Primary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; Denmark; Ireland; United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England)