This book examines and explores some of the various domains of reading as we approach the year 2010 and establishes a foundation for future research as we enter the next decade. The book contains sixteen chapters which discuss some of the critical areas of Contemporary teaching strategies are examined as well as the importance of early nutrition and early literacy endeavours. The realm of fairy tales, the great books as well as key American authors will be explored. Differentiated instruction as well as a trans-disciplinary approach to reading is explored. The realm of assessment, both formal and informal is examined. Cultural, social and political aspects of this highly volatile area are all explored. Implications for future research and future reading endeavours are offered.