What is scientific research? How does it apply to reading?
What Research Says About Reading: The Science of Reading Research
The authors write that in order to prevent reading failure, educators must understand and act on scientific evidence.
If learning to read is not like learning to speak, how do children learn to read?
Reading in the Brain: The Science and Evolution of a Human Invention
by Dr. Stanislas Dehaene (Viking, 2009). Available in paperback.
Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
by Maryanne Wolf, Ph.D. (Harper 2007). Available in paperback and audiobook.