Literacy fears as four million children don’t own a single book
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Last updated at 7:55 AM on 5th December 2011
Almost four million children in the UK do not own a book, research suggests.
It raises concerns that the number of children growing up without books is rising, with poorer youngsters more likely to miss out.
The latest report by the National Literacy Trust, based on a survey of 18,000 youngsters, reveals a third – 3.8million – do not have books of their own.
And the number has increased from seven years ago, the last time the poll was conducted, when it stood at one in ten.
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