Reports on research studies into the role that reading volume plays in shaping the mind. It is possible to outline the reciprocal influence of early reading acquisition and reading volume as determinants of later reading comprehension and other cognitive abilities. Early success at reading unlocks a lifetime of reading habits, as research shows. (SLD)
Theme issue: "The Unique Power of Reading and How To Unleash It." Research supported by a Spencer Foundation Small Grant and Grant No. 410-95-0315 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.