Reading to children is considered important by 95 percent of the adults surveyed in a recent study by Publishers Weekly. The survey also found that bedtime is the most popular time for sharing story books (60 percent) followed by early evening and before or after dinner (38 percent). Women buy more children's books than men, 20 books per year as compared to 14 by men. And more than half of the 900 respondents polled said their children read more than they did as kids.
Pub Date: 12/20/98