Research + News | Topic: Books

Audible To Provide Free Audiobooks For Children & Teens During COVID-19 Pandemic

Audiobook powerhouse Audible launches Audible Stories. Read the article here.

This Is Your Child’s Brain On Books: Scans Show Benefit Of Reading vs. Screen Time

Taking away screens and reading to our children during the formative years of birth to age 5 boosts brain development. Read the article here.

Digital Bibles Help Men Read More But Retain Less

Data suggests Christians are unaware of the effect the medium has on the message. Read the article here.

Yes, Teens Are Texting And Using Social Media Instead Of Reading Books

High-schoolers today are texting, scrolling and using social media instead of reading books and magazines. Read the article here.

A New Study Shows That Students Learn Way More Effectively From Print Textbooks Than Screens

While new forms of classroom technology like digital textbooks are more accessible and portable, it would be wrong to assume that students will automatically be better served by digital reading simply because they prefer it. Read the article here.

How Is Digital Text Affecting Student Comprehension?

Researchers found that digital reading was faster but less effective as a tool for helping students process and learn information. Read more from the Growing Leaders’ blog post here.

Screen Time Is Changing The Way We Think, Focus, And Memorize

Electronic devices (especially smartphones) are addictive and can easily distract us from the very “tasks” our phones purport to simplify. Read the article here.

7 Inconvenient Truths About Pornography

Sean McDowell takes a look at the book The Porn Myth: Exposing the Reality Behind the Fantasy of Pornography by Matt Fradd.

Read the blog post here.

You Won’t Believe What Kids Are Writing About Celebs, Book Characters, and Other Pop Culture Stars

Learn about the colorful world of fanfiction, where kids write and share original (but often racy) stories. Read this blog post from Common Sense Media here.

Do Teens Read Seriously Anymore?

Among teenagers in recent years, reading anything serious has become a chore, like doing the laundry or prepping a meal for a kid brother. Read the article here.