Boom time for children’s books as sales soar, but where are readers?
Funding cuts in schools and libraries have put books out of reach for many children, says head of London-based literary agency The Bright Group –
“The saddest thing is often there isn’t a showroom for books, because of a shortage of space and a lack of funding,” she said. “Schools and libraries need higher budgets to acquire more books. Children aren’t exposed to enough books. Lack of discovery is probably the biggest challenge in children’s publishing.”