This is a follow-up book to The Power of Reading and is a must read for any professional or parent helping children with their reading. It examines current research about reading programs and methods of instruction and then sums up the results in a clear and highly readable manner. The book covers everything from generalizations about Sustained Silent Reading with the research to back them up, decoding, surfing the web and the decline in reading in America. The good news is that we are reading and the more we read what we like, the better. Krashen says it best when he states " not everything fun is good for you, but for literacy development at least, the path of pleasure is the only one that works."