The first section of the document highlights research evidence on reading for pleasure from domestic and international literature; exploring evidence on the trends and benefits of independent reading amongst both primary and secondary- aged children, as well as why children read.

The second section covers the evidence on what works in promoting reading for pleasure.

Reference: UK Department for Education. (2012). Research evidence on reading for pleasure. Retrieved from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/research-evidence-on-reading-for-pleasure

Read the report on the UK Government website

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