Links to research, and other publications about reading.
_Early Reading; 'Increasing Young Childrens Contact With Print During Shared Reading: Longitudinal Effects on Literacy Achievement'." Education Week 25 Apr. 2012: 5. (via Educators Reference Complete - log in to EPIC to access this)
National Literacy Trust (UK): Children and Young People’s reading today (2012) PDF
Scholastic: Kids and Family reading report (2012) Link
National Literacy Trust (UK): Boys reading commission (2012) PDF
The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project (2012) Linda W Braun’s Young People, Reading and Libraries PDF
Kachel, Debra E., and Keith Curry Lance. "Librarian required: a new study shows that a full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement." School Library Journal Mar. 2013: 28+. (via Educators Reference Complete - log in to EPIC to access this)
Does reading to children give a head-start in life? Research project of the Melbourne Institute. Link