Also known as e-reading, reading on screen or reading with digital books
Studied in home and school contexts, with particular attention paid to interactive digital books and new forms of reading for pleasure.
Peer reviewed research articles
Kucirkova, N. (2019) How could children’s storybooks promote empathy? A conceptual framework based on developmental psychology and literary theory, Frontiers in psychology, DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00121
Kucirkova, N. (2019) Socio-material directions for developing empirical research on children’s e-reading: a systematic review and thematic synthesis of the literature across disciplines, Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, https://doi.org/10.1177/1468798418824364
Kucirkova, N. & Cremin, T. (2017) Personalised reading for pleasure with digital libraries: Towards a pedagogy of practice and design, Cambridge Journal of Education, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0305764X.2017.1375458
Kucirkova, N., Littleton, K. & Kyparissiadis, A. (2017) The influence of children's gender and age on children's use of digital media at home, British Journal of Educational Technology, DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12543
Kucirkova, N., Littleton, K. & Cremin, T. (2016) Young children’s reading for pleasure with digital books: six key facets of engagement, Cambridge Journal of Education, published online before print, doi:10.1080/0305764X.2015.1118441
Kucirkova, N., Dale, P. & Sylva, K. (2016) Parents reading with their 10-month-old babies: key predictors for high-quality reading styles, Early Child Development and Care,1-13, [NB: This paper examines paper-based books.]
Levy, R. & Kucirkova, N. (2017) New technologies in the primary and early years classroom. In Moyles, J., Georgeson, J. & Payler, J. (eds), Beginning Teaching, Beginning Learning (5th edition), London: McGraw-Hill Education.
Kucirkova, N. & Radesky, J. (2017) Digital media and young children’s learning: how early is too early and why? Review of research on 0-2 year olds, In Sheehy, K. & Holliman, A. (eds) Education And New Technologies: Perils And Promises For Learners, Routledge.
Kucirkova. N. & Sakr, M. (2017) Personalised story-making on the iPad: Opportunities for developing the self and building closeness with others, In Burnett et al. (Eds) Mobile Literacies: The Case of the iPad. Springer
Gillen, J. & Kucirkova, N. (2017) Literacy learning in a digital world, In Goodwin, P. (eds) The Literate Classroom. London/New York: Routledge.
Kucirkova, N. (2016) Digital personal stories: bringing together generations and enriching communities In Becky Parry, Cathy Burnett & Guy Merchant (Eds): Literacy, Media and Technology: Past, Present and Future, London: Bloomsbury.
Mardell, B. & Kucirkova, N. (2016) Promoting democratic classroom communities through storytelling and story acting, In Teresa Cremin, Rosie Flewitt, Ben Mardell and Joan Swann (eds) Storytelling in Early Childhood: Enriching language, literacy and classroom culture, Routledge UK & US.