2008 Kids & Family Reading Report

From Scholastic, a report that shows books still appeal to kids. Does this mean that mouse-clicking adults will think of books as childish?

A new study released today finds that 75% of kids age 5-17 agree with the statement, “No matter what I can do online, I’ll always want to read books printed on paper,” and 62% of kids surveyed say they prefer to read books printed on paper rather than on a computer or a handheld device.


Two in three children believe:
that within the next 10 years, most books which are read for fun will be read digitally – either on a computer or on another kind of electronic device.