What Kids Are Reading: And How They Grow is based on reading data from Accelerated Reader 360. For the 2017 report, this data includes records for 9.9 million students in grades K–12 who read 346 million books and nonfiction articles during the 2015–2016 school year (see table A1).4 These students hail from 30,863 schools, spanning all 50 US states and the District of Columbia.
Section I: Overall reading: An analysis of reading practice, essay by Laura Numeroff (If You Give a
Mouse a Cookie), top 25 fiction and nonfiction books, grades K–12
Section II: Nonfiction reading: An analysis of nonfiction reading, essay by Tedd Arnold (Hi! Fly Guy),
top 10 nonfiction articles and nonfiction books, grades K–12
Section III: Reading challenge across the curriculum: An analysis of reading challenge, essay by
Melba Pattillo Beals (Warriors Don’t Cry), top 10 nonfiction articles and overall books about science
and social studies, by text complexity grade bands