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Roald Dahl falling out of favour among kids

Sunday - Feb 10, 2013, 01:15am (GMT+5.5)
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London - Roald Dahl, famed for his surreal stories, is more popular with adults than youngsters, a survey has revealed.

The latest national What Kids are Reading report found that although Dahl is the most-read author, he did not feature in the top ten books kids most enjoy reading, the Daily Mail reported.

According to the Independent, research showed that adults are encouraging kids to read the novels, like ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ ‘Matilda’ and ‘The BFG.’

The report’s authors, Renaissance Learning, conducted a poll of more than 300,000 schoolchildren aged five to 16-years-old.

The most popular book was Rachel Caine’s ‘Glass Houses,’ the first in her Morganville Vampire series.

Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling ‘Twilight’ were another favourite.

Dahl comes out top in the ten most-read children’s authors, along with other writers like Jacqueline Wilson.

But in a sign that literary tastes are changing across the young generation, he doesn’t have a single book in the top ten best-loved books.

The top ten most loved books are:

1. Glass Houses: The Morganville Vampires - Rachel Caine

2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling

3. Twilight - Stephenie Meyer

4. Crocodile Tears - Anthony Horowitz

5. The Dead Girls’ Dance - Rachel Caine

6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth - Jeff Kinney

7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling

8. Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan

9. Mates, Dates and Sole Survivors - Cathy Hopkins

10. Survival - Chris Ryan





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