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Children 'embarrassed' to be seen with books

7 September 2012 Last updated at 09:29 BST

Children are reading less as their lives become more crowded with other activities, new research from the National Literacy Trust suggests.

And, while many enjoyed reading, some 17% said they would be embarrassed if a friend saw them with a book.

BBC Breakfast spoke to some children, parents and children's author Tom Palmer about the findings.