Tag: What Kids Are Reading

English Schools Shine: A Remarkable Fourth Place in the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study

By Joan Mill, Group Managing Director at Renaissance   England’s schools have made an impressive jump in the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), moving from eighth place to secure a spot in the top five rankings. Conducted every five years, this global assessment evaluates countries’ education systems and provides a comprehensive league table. […]

The 2023 Quiz Writers’ Choice Awards Shortlist is here!

The shortlist for the 2023 What Kids Are Reading Quiz Writers’ Choice Awards is finally here! The Quiz Writers’ Choice Awards are held every year alongside the release of our What Kids Are Reading report. The report highlights the books that have been read the most by children in the UK and Ireland, which is […]

Celebrating World Book Day in a secondary setting: How to encourage an interest in reading beyond dressing up

Written by Sharan Kaur, Librarian at Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School, Birmingham Preparing for the big day Lucky enough to have visual screens around the school building? Use these to advertise and drum up hype outside of the library. Do you have whole school designated reading time, such as a library lesson? If not, see if […]

Reading for all children: Reflecting on our favourite books from WKAR 2022

“Reading for pleasure is the single biggest factor in success later in life outside of education. Study after study has shown that those children who read for pleasure are the ones most likely to fulfil their ambitions” – Bali Rai Books are a pathway to escapism. They can take you to any time, place, or […]

What Kids are Reading Quiz Writers’ Choice Awards Longlist

What Kids Are Reading is the largest annual study of the reading habits and trends of students across the UK and Ireland, using data from a variety of sources including Renaissance Accelerated Reader data. Accelerated Reader is a reading practice programme allowing students to take comprehension quizzes on books they’ve read. Last year, we added […]

What Kids Are Reading 2019 – The Big Launch!

Now in its eleventh year, our annual What Kids Are Reading report is worth making a big deal out of!


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