Children Still Prefer Print Books to E-Books

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Children are embracing e-books by the millions, but most say they still would choose the printed version, according to a survey released last week.
Scholastics biennial survey of 6- to 17-year-olds found e-books soaring in popularity (PDF): Forty-six percent of the 1,074 children said they had read an e-book, compared with 25 percent who said they had in 2010.
The e-book-reading numbers vary by only a few percentage points by gender or age group. But boys were slightly more likely to say that since they started reading e-books, theyre reading more books overall.
Half the young people said theyd read more books for fun if they had better access to e-books. And its clear that those surveyed are doing the lions share of e-book reading at home, rather than in school
Read more: Education Week: Children Still Prefer Print Books to E-Books.

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