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!

Look out for our book pack

If your child/pupil is in Reception in England, they'll receive a free book this autumn – via school – to take home and enjoy.

Teachers and home educators: here's how to get involved with Time to Read

Did you take our National Time to Read Challenge?

During the week 18-22 September 2017, we encouraged every family in the UK find 10 minutes a day to read with their child. But even though the challenge week is over, you can still find plenty of tips and ideas here on how to find the time to read in busy family life!

Look who took the National Time To Read Challenge 2017

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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
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

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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.

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Reading tips and ideas

Tips for reading with your child

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

Best New Books

Our favourite new books

Every month, we review new books - and here are the ones we like best of all at the moment.

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.