The Guardian 25 April 2023 by Jamie Grierson

What Kids Are Reading report found communities on sites such as TikTok helped stimulate interest in reading.

The number of books read by children increased by almost a quarter last year, according to a report, as BookTok and other social media trends stimulated interest in reading for young people.

The 2023 What Kids Are Reading report, which surveyed children in the UK and Ireland, found that pupils read 27,265,657 books in the 2021-2022 academic year, 24% more than the 2020-2021 academic year.

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