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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.