About What Kids Are Reading

The ‘What Kids Are Reading Report 2024’, exclusively from Renaissance, features Renaissance Star Reading and Accelerated Reader data from almost 6,500 schools and 1,300,000 students.

  • The UK-wide study from Renaissance reveals a 4.4% decrease in the number of books read by pupils year-on-year.
  • A decline in reading hits Year 9s, with secondary school pupils reading at the same level as primary pupils, but increasing daily reading time could offer significant improvements in attainment.
  • Children are searching for more representative and aspirational role models, and books by Marcus Rashford, Maria Isabel Sanchez, and Bryan Patrick Avery top the reading charts.

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


Quiz Writers’ Choice Awards 2024

Thursday 6th June | 3:30pm | Online

Join us for a special online event to celebrate the publication of the 16th annual What Kids Are Reading (WKAR) report and discover the 2024 Quiz Writers’ Choice Awards winners.

Our Content Team will also share their thoughts on the best fiction and non-fiction titles they’ve read and quizzed over the year and announce the winners of this year’s awards.