Publications & Reports


Rutherford, L., Singleton, A., Derr, L. A.,  & Merga, M. K. (2018). Do digital devices enhance teenagers’ recreational reading engagement? Issues for library policy from a recent study in two Australian states. Public Library Quarterly, 37(3), 318-340; Read here.

“Using modernist techniques to promote deep reading in Y.A. fiction”. New Writing, (Online First 11 June 2018); Read here.

“Influences on Australian adolescents’ recreational reading”. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, (Volume 41, Issue 1, pp. 44-56; Read here.

“Adolescents’ attitudes toward talking about books: Implications for educators”. English in Education, (Volume 52, Issue 1, pp. 35-53); Read here.

“The contours of teenagers’ reading in the digital era: Scoping the research”. New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship (Volume 23, Issue 1, pp. 27-46); Read here.

“The influence of access to eReaders, computers and mobile phones on children’s book reading frequency”, Computers in Education (Volume 109, pp. 187-196); Read here.


Teen Reading in the Digital Era: Platforms, Access and Diversity. Snapshot Report of the Teen Reading Pilot Study, March 2017. Read snapshot report here.