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10 Book Publishing Statistics and Facts

December 28, 2020

Our team at HOOT! knows a thing a two about publishing books – so we put together a list of 15 important book publishing statistics and facts to know in 2021. After publishing more than 50 online children’s books in the past year so we have learned many lessons, plus studied all of the other data available! 2021 Book Publishing Statistics Revenue from Adult non-fiction books has grown 22.8% in the last five years! Self-published books increased by more than 40% between 2017 vs 2018 with 1.68 million books self-published […]

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Dyslexia Statistics and Facts

December 12, 2020

Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disabilities that affects about one in five students. In this article we will review the most important Dyslexia Statistics and Facts so you have all of the most up to date information in case you are the parent of a child that has recently been diagnosed. HOOT! also has a full library of digital books including books about learning differences, language arts, and learning. 2021 Dyslexia Statistics and Facts Dyslexia is the most common learning disability and impacts one in five students […]

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Children’s Reading Statistics and Facts

December 5, 2020

Learning to read is a big step in any child’s life and opens the door to a future of learning. As a parent, it can be difficult to know all of the most up to date facts and statistics about children’s literacy and learning to read! In this post we will review everything you need to know about Children’s Reading, including helpful book apps like HOOT!, important timelines and milestone plus key facts and figures from experts at places like the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute for Literacy, and […]

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Hoot! Books Launches Unique, Engaging Reading App for Children Ages 2-8

November 13, 2020

DALLAS, TX, November 11, 2020—HOOT! announced the launch of its reading application for children (ages 2-8), which is available on both the App Store and Google Play Store. HOOT! Books was founded by brothers Christian and Zach Gentry, who were inspired by the learning difficulties faced by their dyslexic father, Dr. James E. Gentry, a professor at Tarleton State University. His childhood struggles finding stories that represented his challenges were the impetus for creating HOOT! Books. “We’re excited and proud to bring stories to children whose unique circumstances have been […]

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The Importance of Representation in Children’s Books

November 6, 2020

I never really thought about representation in literature as I was growing up. That is probably because I always saw myself in books. I might not have seen the student with learning disabilities-dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia, but I still saw a white child. Maybe not a white child who is the fattest kid in class, but there were always girls in the books I read. There were always loving families with a mother and father and brothers and sisters to provide support. Maybe I did not see a child exactly like me, but I saw characters that were close to me.

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