You can find out more about this research by reading the executive summaries:

Teachers as Readers: Phase 1 Research Report

Teachers as Readers: Building Communities of Readers

Short summaries of each of the research findings are available. As you explore each of the findings you will be able to access ‘more research details’ on that topic.

A wider list of key publications from the Reading for Pleasure team is available to download below. This includes project books, journal articles, and professional articles. The list also includes other relevant research studies on reading for pleasure, predominantly post 2000, which address core issues in volitional reading.

Reading for pleasure research publications

You can find out more about follow on research to explore the role of the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Shadowing Scheme in enhancing reading for pleasure via the executive summary below.

Enriching reading for pleasure: extra-curricular reading groups

Recommended reading

Comfy Reading

In this great short film year 4 teacher and podcaster David Keyte explains how our research inspired him to introduce 'comfy reading' within his classroom. He explains how this had an immediate positive impact on the class.
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The Reading for Pleasure Tree

Find out how the University of Cambridge Primary School have used our research to support reading throughout the school. This research-informed approach has been praised by Ofsted in their recent inspection report. In this account by Aimee Durning their approach is represented as a nurturing Reading for Pleasure Tree.
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Joy of reading

In this blog Simon Smith explores how teachers can build community through shared reading. He argues whole class reading can build a sense of ‘belonging, a shared history and experience’. He ends with 7 great tips for reading aloud to your class.
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