“No other study captures student reading behaviour on this scale”

At Renaissance, reading is—and always has been—the future. To us, reading is the past, present, future, and everything in between. It teaches us about the past and helps us to imagine the future.

Now in its 16th year, this report remains the world’s most in-depth analysis of the books read and enjoyed by primary and secondary-age children over the entire school year, including:

  • Demographic segmentation: Detailed breakdowns by country, gender, and year group reveal fascinating insights into reading habits across different demographics.
  • International reading trends: Gain perspective on reading trends worldwide, with a focus on countries where English is not the first language, highlighting differences in book choices and reading comprehension levels.
  • Insights from the National Literacy Trust, UK: Discover student attitudes towards books and reading, as revealed by the National Literacy Trust’s comprehensive research and analysis.