Before these cuts, children's books were receiving just 3% of newspaper review coverage. Yet children's books now account for over 30% of the UK book market. The crucial importance of reading for pleasure at a young age has been well documented, and many authors, illustrators, publishers, booksellers, librarians, teachers and experts feel this is a golden age for children's literature.
At such a time, we believe that national newspapers should cover at least one children's book a week. Weekly coverage is vital to help those who buy children's books to find regular information on a wide range of literature. This is already the stated policy of bestselling newspapers such as The Sun and The Sunday Times, and it has in the past been the policy of others.
We therefore call on all UK national newspapers to commit to covering at least one children's book a week, and to ensuring that children's literature receives a fair proportion of coverage.
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