When parents are pigs

3047897 239x300 When parents are pigsSLJ’s Kathy Ishizuka links to a recent study suggesting that parents prefer to share print books rather than ebooks with their young children. Who could disapprove, really, but I wish the researchers had looked a little harder at their finding that 30% of parents don’t read ebooks with their children because then the brats will want to use Mom and Dad’s iPad all the time.

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Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.


  1. Roger,
    Well said in the last part of your post. I have several nieces and nephews that fall in to this category of hogging the technology. They become zombies! It takes a major amount of effort to get their attention when they are using this technology. The only thing that really tears them away is pizza.
    I dream of the days when it is a book that they become zombies over. It happens but not as much as it does with the technology.

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