Almost four million children in the UK do not own a book, according to a report by the National Literacy Trust. The proportion of children without books is increasing, the charity said. It is now one in three, compared with one in 10 in 2005. Children with their own books were more likely to be above-average readers and do better at school, the study of 18,000 children suggested. Poorer children and boys were less likely to have books, it added.
Via Patrick Provencher