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Children 'embarrassed' to be seen with books

Children are reading less as their lives become more crowded with other activities, new research from the National Literacy Trust suggests.

And, while many enjoyed reading, some 17% said they would be embarrassed if a friend saw them with a book.

BBC Breakfast spoke to some children, parents and children's author Tom Palmer about the findings.

  • 07 Sep 2012
  • From the section UK