What Kids Are Reading in Pandemic Times 2021

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    A report on what real books kids chosse to read during the whole academic year, and what books they choose to read durung pandemic lockdowns. 

    Period6 May 2021

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    Media coverage

    • TitleWhat Kids are Reading In Pandemic Times 2021
      Degree of recognitionNational
      Media typePrint
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Description• The Times, 29/04/2021 - Children turn over new leaf as book lovers bounce back (print - attached)

      • The Telegraph, 29/04/2021 - Lockdown sparked a revival in reading among children (print - attached)

      • The Telegraph, 29/04/2021 – Children rediscover the joy of reading (print – Four following up with kantar for clipping)

      • BBC Newsbeat, 29/04/2021 - Lockdown literacy: Have your reading habits changed?

      • The Guardian 29.4.21:

      • Daily Mail, 29/04/0221 - Primary school pupils read tougher books during lockdown due to boredom

      • Daily Mail, 29/04/2021 – Pupils were so bored they read tougher books! (print – Four following up with kantar for clipping)

      • Tes, 29/04/2021 - Up reading time to match lockdown levels, schools told

      • Evening Standard, 29/04/2021 - Primary school pupils read ‘longer books of greater difficulty’ during lockdown

      • Daily Express, 29/04/2021 – Never a Dahl moment – Pupils read harder books

      • Yorkshire Post, 29/04/2021 – Young people’s reading ‘has improved’ (print – Four following up with kantar for clipping)

      • Scottish Daily Mail, 29/04/2021 – Harry Potter casts spell as bored pupils read more difficult books (print – Four following up with kantar for clipping)

      • Herald, Herald Scotland, 29/04/2021 - Call for more personal reading time at school to tackle stalling progress

      • The Scotsman, 29/04/2021 – Lockdown led to children reading better (print - attached)

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      Dundee Courier Courier What Kids Are Reading: Dundee author and teacher makes top 10 list of books read by children in lockdown (thecourier.co.uk).

      The story has also had good pick up from the Press Association news wire:
      • Yahoo UK, 29/04/2021 - Primary school pupils read ‘longer books of greater difficulty’ during lockdown
      • https://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/national/19266235.primary-school-pupils-read-longer-books-greater-difficulty-lockdown/
      • https://m.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/primary-school-pupils-read-longer-books-of-greater-difficulty-during-lockdown-40368549.html
      • https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/2021/04/29/primary-school-pupils-read-longer-books-of-greater-difficulty-during-lockdown/
      • https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/news/uk/3095572/primary-school-pupils-read-longer-books-of-greater-difficulty-during-lockdown/
      • https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/uk-news/2021/04/29/primary-school-pupils-read-longer-books-of-greater-difficulty-during-lockdown/
      • https://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/uk-world/2175847/primary-school-pupils-read-longer-books-of-greater-difficulty-during-lockdown/
      • :https://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2021/04/29/primary-school-pupils-read-longer-books-of-greater-difficulty-during-lockdown/
      PersonsKeith Topping