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By Martin Coles

The results of a huge nationwide learn, this ebook examines the adjustments within the final 20 years within the analyzing behavior of English childrens among the a long time of ten and fourteen. either quantitative and qualitative findings are provided and evaluated.

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We thought it important to divide our information in this way, and so the following lists give information on most popular individual titles and series for each age group and sex. The highly gendered nature of children’s reading choices is discussed more fully in Chapter 4 of this book. As explained previously, it is sometimes difficult to separate individual titles from series and in these lists individual titles within a series have been amalgamated under the series name. For instance Asterix in Spain, Asterix the Gaul and other such titles are listed simply as Asterix.

B. White Johanna Spyri James Herbert James Herriot Ann Jungman Thomas Harris Judy Blume Favourite books 22 21 21 21 21 21 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 Woof The Client Misery Blubber Napper series Treasure Island Jill’s Riding Club Biggles series Deenie Dennis the Menace Hardy Boys series Just as Long as We’re Together The Sheep-Pig Stig of the Dump Tintin series Take That 101 Dalmations Allan Ahlberg John Grisham Stephen King Judy Blume Martin Waddell R. L. Stevenson series Ruby Ferguson W.

Stine Jill Murphy Sinclair Smith Various Gene Kemp Kenneth Grahame Diane Hoh Roald Dahl Louisa May Alcott R. Tankersley Cusick Virginia Andrews R. L. Stine Humphrey Carpenter Roald Dahl Ted Hughes R. L. Stine R. Tankersley Cusick Lewis Carroll Anne Fine D. L. Athkins Jane O’ Brien R. L. Stine Diane Hoh 19 20 30 29 29 29 29 29 28 28 28 28 27 27 27 27 27 26 26 26 26 26 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 23 23 23 23 23 23 22 22 22 22 22 Favourite books The Train Winnie the Pooh The Railway Children The Dandy The Naughtiest Girl series The Waitress Watership Down The Pet Cemeter The Cheerleader Camp Fear Tiger Eyes Going Solo Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret My Naughty Little Sister series The Perfume Oliver Twist Aladdin The Hitchhiker Home Alone I & II Sherlock Holmes series Jessica series Diary of Anne Frank The Fever Mother’s Helper Sonic the Hedgehog series Redwall series Flat Stanley series Guinness Book of Records Jungle Book The Window Room 13 Please Mrs Butler Hallowe’ en Party Monty series The Dead Girlfriend Charlotte’s Web Heidi The Rats It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet series Vlad the Drac series Silence of the Lambs Robin Hood Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Diane Hoh A.

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