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Children's and Young People's Reading in 2012: Findings from the 2012 Annual Literacy Survey

This report reveals that children and young people are reading less and more are embarrassed to be seen reading, while many also believe that their parents don’t care if they spend time reading. However, not only are children and young people reading less and developing more negative attitudes towards reading, but there is also a clear correlation between this and their performance in reading tests. 

Findings from this report underpin our Literacy Heroes campaign, which will celebrate inspiring individuals who have either made a significant impact on the reading skills of others or overcome problems with literacy themselves in order to help reverse this trend.

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