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Latest News and Reports

We have pulled together some of the latest news and findings which we hope will be of interest to you.

BookTrust Writer in Residence S.F. Said, has some  top tips  for helping children to become readers

The National Literacy Trust (NLT) have published new research on the links between non-fiction reading and environmental engagement. You can read the full report here

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) have published their fifth Reflecting Realities report which researches ethnic representation in UK Children’s Literature.

The key findings from the Life Changing Libraries report reveals the impact school libraries can have on schools. June 2022

A useful feature from Booktrust on 5 ways to show your library some love      February 2022

As part of their Library Lifelines series, the National Literacy Trust looks at Developing Reading for Pleasure in Your School    February 2022

In November 2021, CLPE published their fourth Reflecting Realities report looking at Ethnic Representation in UK Children’s Literature. You can download the report here

Education design company Promote Your School share some top tips on creating an Inspiring School Library  September 2021

The CLPE Reading for Pleasure 2021  research report details how teachers and schools have been developing Reading for Pleasure principles and primary literacy teaching during lockdown.

Ofsted research  finds pupil motivation around remote education is a significant concern for parents, teachers and school leaders. Download the full study here  January 2021

Richard Gever, the new president of the School Library Association urges schools to recognise the power of school libraries here

Research shows that engagement with audiobooks can benefit children’s reading skills and enjoyment, as well as their mental wellbeing and emotional intelligence. Read the National Literacy Trust literature review here February 2020

A 2019 National Literacy Trust report explores how children and young people use technology to read and how this links to reading enjoyment, attitudes and behaviours. You can read the report here






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