Research Spotlight and Archive

Every month we shine a light on a powerful research paper focused on Reading for Pleasure. Previously featured papers can be found in our archive.

Monthly Research Spotlight

Interesting facts: children’s nonfiction engagement

Nonfiction has been far less studied than fiction in relation to volitional reading, so do read this new study by Anezka Kuzmikova and Marketa Supa from Czechia. A fascinating exploration of the affective experiences, or pleasures, that children (aged 9-11 years) seek in their engagements with facts. Their toolkit to help understand child-led nonfiction reading as part of a wider array of everyday activities has potential for use in classrooms too.