Archive for January 31st, 2010
|Children Reading Preferences
Posted: 28 Jan 2010 10:00 PM PST
Since we write for children, I figured you would be interested in the post that David L Harrison brought up on his blog. I thought the information was very interesting and felt you would, too.
This issue of Language Arts (January 2010) includes an article by Denise Davila and Lisa Patrick. The article is called “Asking the Experts: What Children Have to Say about Their Reading Preferences” and presents the findings of several studies on the subject. The authors remind us, “For the most part, adults control the world of children’s literature: adults write the books; adults choose which books to publish; adults review the books; adults bestow the awards on books; and adults purchase the books for their homes, book stores, and libraries. In the midst of all this adult control, children’s opinions are often overlooked.”
Be sure to check Kathy’s blog for the rest of the article.