Decline in children's non-fiction must stop, say authors - The Guardian | Get boys reading | Scoop.it

"A group of authors has sounded a warning over the decline of non-fiction for children, calling on publishers and libraries to reverse the slide or risk depriving children – particularly boys – of vital reading material...

They point to the All Party Literacy Group's 2012 report, Boys' Reading Commission (pdf), in which Phil Jarrett, national adviser for Ofsted, says that boys "tend to read … non-fiction, autobiographies, newspapers and so on", and that boys in particular are "turned off" by a lack of texts that interest them."


Via Heather Stapleton