Children's Reading Choices by Martin Coles

By Martin Coles

The results of an enormous nationwide learn, this e-book examines the adjustments within the final twenty years within the studying conduct of English childrens among the a while of ten and fourteen. either quantitative and qualitative findings are offered and evaluated.

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Milne version would be described in this way. Simplistic categorisation of classic and 30 Favourite books non-classic texts are generally less than helpful; a child who has enjoyed the Disney film and book versions of Winnie the Pooh might move on to read the original, or vice versa. Certainly, the reason for the prominence of The Secret Garden and Little Women in the data we gathered seemed very likely to be related to the film versions of the stories which were on general release just prior to the time of the survey.

Tyler/G. Waters Patricia Hermes Robert Tine Roald Dahl Roald Dahl Charles Dickens Alf Prøysen Jean Ure Judy Blume Hunter Davis Anne Fine Judy Blume Sue Townsend List 8: favourite titles and series amongst 12-year-old girls 20+ mentions 358 Point Horror series 127 Sweet Valley series 67 Babysitters Club series 58 Matilda 38 The Witches 36 BFG 34 The Twits 30 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 30 Adrian Mole 23 What Katy Did series 20 George’s Marvellous Medicine Francine Pascal Ann M. Martin Roald Dahl Roald Dahl Roald Dahl Roald Dahl Roald Dahl Sue Townsend Susan Coolidge Roald Dahl 10–19 mentions 19 The Secret Garden 18 Forever 17 James and the Giant Peach Frances Hodgson Burnett Judy Blume Roald Dahl Favourite books 17 Boy 15 Tiger Eyes 15 The Hobbit 15 Danny the Champion of the World 14 Anastasia series 13 Saddle Club series 13 Superfudge 12 The Diary of Anne Frank 10 Deenie 10 Fantastic Mr Fox 10 Dracula 10 Just as Long as We’re Together Roald Dahl Judy Blume J.

L. Stine Michael Crichton Roald Dahl J. R. R. Tolkien Roald Dahl Frances Hodgson Burnett Enid Blyton Ann M. Martin Roald Dahl Jim Davis Rene Goscinny Francine Pascal Grant Naylor C. S. Lewis Stephen King R. Tankersley Cusick Favourite books 58 57 54 53 Forever Black Beauty Dracula Danny the Champion of the World Judy Blume Anna Sewell Bram Stoker Roald Dahl 20–50 mentions 48 48 47 47 46 46 46 44 44 43 43 43 42 42 41 39 38 37 37 37 36 36 36 36 36 36 35 35 32 32 32 31 30 30 30 30 Superfudge Beach House The Saddle Club series The Animals of Farthingwood series Lord of the Rings What Katy Did series Funhouse Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Anastasia serie The Girlfriend The Borrowers The Boyfriend April Fools Beach Party The Worst Witch series Dream Date Point Horror series Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler The Wind in the Willows The Accident Esio Trot Little Women Teacher’s Pet Flowers in the Attic Hit and Run Mr Majeika series Revolting Rhymes The Iron Man The Snowman The Lifeguard Alice in Wonderland Madam Doubtfire The Cemetery Alien Goosebumps series The Invitation Judy Blume R.

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