E-book Reading Among Children Jumps

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Digital Book World was not the only place where reports were issued last week. On Monday, Scholastic released the fourth edition of its biannual "Kids & Family Reading Report." The newest study focused on the effects of the growth in e-books and digital reading devices on the reading habits of children aged 6-17 as well as their parents.

Although e-books have been slower to catch on among children than adults, the survey found that 46% of kids 6-17 have read e-books, up from 25% in 2010. The number of boys who read e-books rose at a slightly faster rate than the number of girls, but more girls (47%) read e-books than boys (44%) last fall. Reading on iPads or other tablets increased the most between 2010 and 2012, jumping from 3% to 21%, putting tablets second behind laptops and netbooks as the most popular devices for digital reading.

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SOURCE: Publishers Weekly
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