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Clark, C. (2010, September). Linking school libraries and literacy: Young people’s reading habits and attitudes to their school library, and an exploration of the relationship between school library use and school attainment. Retrieved from ​

Gillespie, A. (2013). Untangling the Evidence: Teacher Librarians and Evidence Based Practice. (Doctoral dissertation). Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.​

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Jennifer J.M, & Ponniah R.J. (2015). Pleasure reading cures readicide and facilitates academic reading. Journal on English Language Teaching, 5(4), ​

Kartal, H., Ozkilic, R., & Ozteke H.C. (2012). Lifelong learning and the willingness to read outside of school. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, 46, 4215-4220. ​

La Marca, S. (2008). Building knowing readers: Unlocking pleasure. In Proceedings of Selected Papers from the International Association of School Librarianship Annual Conference, Berkeley, California, USA. pp. 1-9.​

Manuel, J., & Carter, D. (2015). Current and historical perspectives on Australian teenagers’ reading practices and preferences. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 38(2), 115-128.​

Merga M.K. (2015). “She knows what I like”: Student-generated best-practice statements for encouraging recreational book reading in adolescents. Australian Journal of Education. 59(1), 35-50. doi: 10.1177/0004944114565115​

Merga M.K. (2017). Becoming a reader: Significant social influences on avid book readers. School Library Research, 20. Retrieved from

Merga M.K. (2017). What motivates avid readers to maintain a regular reading habit in adulthood? Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 40(2), 146-156.​

Mikulecky, L. (1979). “A changing view of literacy,” Reporting on Reading, 5(3), 1-5.​

Mol S. E., & Bus, A. (2011). To read or not to read: A meta-analysis of print exposure from infancy to early adulthood. Psychological Bulletin, 137(2), 267-296.​

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Willingham D.T. (2015, Spring). For the love of reading: Engaging students in a lifelong pursuit. American Educator. Retrieved ​

Whitten, S., Labby, S., & Sullivan, S.L. (2016). The impact of pleasure reading on academic success. The Journal of Multidisciplinary Graduate Research, 2, 48-64 retrieved from

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Centre for Youth Literature. (2009). Keeping Young Australians Reading. Victoria: State Library of Victoria. ​

Department of Education. (2012). Research Evidence on Reading for Pleasure. London. ​

Gillespie, A. (2013). Untangling the Evidence: Teacher Librarians and Evidence Based Practice. (Doctoral dissertation). Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.​

Kirkland, J. (2016). The case for reading 20 minutes a day. Retrieved from

LaMarca, S. (2004). Free voluntary reading and the role of the teacher librarian. In International Association of School Librarianship Annual Conference. p. 171-183. Melbourne.​

Mol S. E., & Bus, A. (2011). To read or not to read: A meta-analysis of print exposure from infancy to early adulthood. Psychological Bulletin, 137(2), 267-296.​

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Whitten, S., Labby, S., & Sullivan, S.L. (2016). The impact of pleasure reading on academic success. The Journal of Multidisciplinary Graduate Research2, 48-64 retrieved from ​