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Subject: What Kids Are Reading
Date Posted: 5/6/2008 5:52 PM ET
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What Kids Are Reading

What Kids Are Reading: The Book-Reading Habits of Students in American Schools, from Renaissance Learning, claims to be the first comprehensive report to provide detailed information about the books school children are actually reading. The freely available report lists the top 20 books read in 2007 by students in grades 1 to 12, gleaned from Renaissance Learning's records of more than 3 million K–12 students in more than 9,800 schools nationwide who read more than 78 million books.

Parents and teachers will recognize titles old and new, from Dr Seuss (#1: Green Eggs and Ham) in 1st Grade; to Harper Lee (#1 To Kill a Mocking Bird) and J.K. Rowling (#2: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) in 9th through 12th grade.

Date Posted: 5/8/2008 10:58 AM ET
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I love renlearn.com and the AR program! THANKS so much for making me aware of the fact that they have compiled data about which books students are reading! It's a great way for the parents to chose books that they haven't heard of.... In fact, around pages 41-50 are lists broken down by grade of the books being read by students in the top 10% of the reading percentile. I plan to print that out for summer reading! THANKS AGAIN!