dfe reading for pleasureThis Department for Education report is now over three years old.  Who would argue with a report that has a key finding that: “Evidence suggests that reading for pleasure is an activity that has emotional and social consequences.”Reading the key findings at the start of this report is a great reminder of what we all probably feel and know – here is the evidence to back it up.    This 2006 report by Christina Clark and Kate Rumbold is used in the Department for Education report above.  For the full report click on the logo.  For the Executive summary click here.     For the original report “A Sure Start with Books by Barrie Wade and Maggie Moore (2000) that provided longitudinal evidence for Bookstart click here.