Time to Read

Time sharing stories is time well spent. Can you find the Time to Read?

We want parents and carers to keep reading to their child, even once they've reached primary school or started to read on their own. Research shows that a child who reads for pleasure will do better at school, even in subjects like maths. Not only that, but if you read books together, it's a great way to bond, talk about the day, and have a lot of fun!

This year, we encouraged every family in the UK find 10 minutes a day to read with their child as part of a National Time to Read Challenge. 

Teachers and home educators: what you need to know about Time to Read

Look who took the National Time To Read Challenge in 2017

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Naidya Hussain on why she's making the Time to Read
Alex Jones
Fearne Cotton
Dermot O Leary
Edith Bowman
Lauren Laverne
Jeff Brazier
Mel Giedroyc
Children's Laureate Lauren Child
Nadia Shireen
Micahel Morpurgo
Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Helen Skelton
Naidya Hussain on why she's making the Time to Read

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Alex Jones

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Fearne Cotton

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Dermot O Leary

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Edith Bowman

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Lauren Laverne

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Jeff Brazier

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Mel Giedroyc

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Lauren Child

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Nadia Shireen

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Micahel Morpurgo

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Frank Cottrell-Boyce

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Helen Skelton

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Ideas and inspiration to find Time to Read

Bookfinder

Find your next book

Use the Bookfinder to find the perfect book for you, your family and friends.

Helpful tips and blogs

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In this section

All about The Bumblebear

Have you heard the buzz? From September 2017, schools across England will receive a free book: The Bumblebear by Nadia Shireen.

Families making Time to Read

The Jacksons and Bertenshaws have made Time to Read and are absolutely loving it - here's how reading has brought them closer together.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Everything you need to know about the Time to Read programme and campaign to get families reading together.

Have a look around

Reading tips and ideas

Tips for reading with your child

Our guide to having fun and reading with children of any age.

New books we love

Our favourite reads of the month

We review lots of new books every month, and here's where you can find the ones we liked best of all.

Time to Read

Information for schools

Find out how Time to Read will work at your school, plus help on ordering more packs and other questions.