Discovering Kids (& Teens) Reading Habits

TheBookReportNetwork.com is conducting reader surveys on its Teenreads.com and Kidsreads.com websites. With these surveys, they hope to identify trends and topics that are of interest to readers of young adult and children’s literature of all ages — children, teens and adults. Results will be shared with the media, publishers, authors, booksellers, librarians and educators in the fall of 2009.
In addition to questions about Teenreads.com and Kidsreads.com, both websites from The Book Report Network, the surveys address:
-How often they buy books and where they shop
-How often they visit the library and/or take out books
-What kinds of books they are interested in reading
-Who and what influence their reading selections
-How they feel about required summer reading
-What they think about eBooks and digital reading devices
-What their other media habits are
The Teenreads.com Survey can be found at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=uj_2bvfY4l2_2ftO2ZD6YvUazw_3d_3d
The Kidsreads.com Survey can be found at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=gr7irB9jtOi3FMFT1N8fdQ_3d_3d
Flyers have been created at http://www.teenreads.com/librarians/Flyer2009Survey.pdf and http://www.kidsreads.com/teachers/Flyer2009Survey.pdf if you would like to post/distribute these in your libraries or on your blogs.
As a token of their appreciation for filling out the Teenreads.com 2009 Reader Survey, respondents from the U.S. and Canada will be eligible to enter a random drawing to receive a copy of one of 27 titles, which are being provided by publishers. There will be 775 winners selected. See the full list of 27 titles at: http://teenreads.com/surveys/2009-reader-survey.asp. The Teenreads.com Survey will close on August 31st.
For the Kidsreads.com 2009 Reader Survey, respondents from the U.S. and Canada will be eligible to enter a random drawing to receive a copy of one of 24 titles, which are also provided by publishers. There will be 1,000 winners selected. The full list of titles can be found at: http://www.kidsreads.com/surveys/2009-reader-survey.asp. Children under 13 years of age must have their parents/guardians complete a form in order to be eligible for the contest. The Kidsreads.com Survey will close on September 15th.
Thanks!
Carol

KidsRead TeenReads

Many of you participated in TheBookReportNetwork.com’s Book Group Survey a few months ago. The results were fascinating and include excellent support for what we all know, that libraries are central to the reading community.

Carol Fitzgerald, co-founder and President of The Book Report Network, is running two new surveys of teens and kids reading habits (click on links, above, to reach the surveys). The goal is to,

…identify trends and topics that are of interest to readers of young adult and children’s literature of all ages — children, teens and adults. Results will be shared with the media, publishers, authors, booksellers, librarians and educators in the fall of 2009.

Below are some of the questions the survey addresses:

  • How often they buy books and where they shop
  • How often they visit the library and/or take out books
  • What kinds of books they are interested in reading
  • Who and what influence their reading selections
  • How they feel about required summer reading
  • What they think about eBooks and digital reading devices
  • What their other media habits are

Take the surveys yourself (they are open to librarians, teachers and parents) and please encourage others to take them. You can print out the following flyers and post them, to encourage more participation:

If you have a blog, please consider mentioning the surveys there. But, hurry; the Teenreads.com survey will close on August 31st and Kidsread.com survey ends September 15th.

The Teenreads.com Survey can be found at:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=uj_2bvfY4l2_2ftO2ZD6YvUazw_3d_3d

The Kidsreads.com Survey can be found at:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=gr7irB9jtOi3FMFT1N8fdQ_3d_3d

(Children under 13 years of age must have their parents/guardians complete a form in order to be eligible for the contest.)

One Response to “Discovering Kids (& Teens) Reading Habits”

  1. Jon Bard Says:

    Very interesting! I’ll mention the surveys on my blog.

    Jon Bard
    Managing Editor, Children’s Book Insider, the Newsletter for Children’s Writers http://write4kids.com