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Scholastic Finds Kids Have a Growing Interest In eBooks

Despite the growth of eBooks, according to a new study published by Scholastic and Harrison Group called the 2010 Kids and Family Reading Reporttrade. The study found that 66% of kids ages 9 – 17 agree with the statement, “I’ll always want to read books printed on paper even though there are ebooks available.”

Still, digital is growing with kids. In the study, which examines looked at the reading habits of children 6-17 across the country, only 25% of kids have read a book on a digital device, but 57% of kids say they are interested in reading an eBook, and a third of children age 9-17 say they would read more books for fun if they had access to eBooks on an electronic device.

Interestingly, the found that kid’s view of reading is pretty broad. According to the report, 25% of kids aged 9-17 think that texting back and forth with friends counts as reading and 28% of them think that reading comments on social networking sites counts as reading.

Via NYTimes.com.

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