Just Read

Good Morning Britain breaks a world record!

The Just Read campaign comes to a close with a bang and Good Morning Britain has broken the world record for the highest number of parents reading to their children at the same time.

Ranvir was live at Warwick Castle with 250 parents and children who set a Guinness World record, Horrible Histories author Terry Deary set them all off reading from his book Measly Middle Ages!

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We're giving away more than 10,000 copies of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book One!

The dad who learnt to read to his daughter

Thousands of young people, many of them from disadvantaged families, are leaving primary school every year unable to read well.

We want to help tackle this and all week, we've been calling for parents to read to their children for ten minutes every day. Loads of you have been getting involved, we spoke to Tim who learnt to read after becoming a Dad so he could read to his daughter Brogan.

Find out more about our Just Read campaign

We're giving away more than 10,000 copies of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book One!

Are you supporting our Just Read campaign?

Terry Wogan wants you to #Take10 minutes to read to your child!

Are you supporting our Just Read campaign like Terry Wogan and other celebrities? We'd love to show pictures of you reading with your children on the show tomorrow.

Get in touch by sending us a photo that you have taken on Facebook and Twitter using #Take10 or by emailing GMB@itv.com before 5pm Wednesday 10 September for a chance to get them on air. You must be 18 and over, terms at: itv.com/terms.

Find out more about the Just Read literacy campaign

Take a look at some of the celebrities supporting our campaign!

Pamela Stephenson wants you to #Take10!

'This is a really important campaign'

I think this is a really important campaign for all of us to get behind.

– Nicky Morgan MP about the Just Read literacy campaign

MP Nicky Morgan has told Good Morning Britain that she supports the Just Read literacy campaign, encouraging you to #Take10 minutes to read to your child.

The Education Secretary said, “the Government's plan for education is about preparing children for life in modern Britain and if a child can’t read and write then actually they are going to struggle with everything else, it’s going to make it harder and harder for them eventually to secure a job and that’s why actually getting the basics, the reading, the writing and also arithmetic is so important and that is why we are supporting the campaign.”

Find out more about our Just Read campaign

We're giving away more than 10,000 copies of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book One!

Watch our virtual book and let the Good Morning Britain presenters read to you!

Take a look at the celebrities supporting our campaign

Geri Halliwell: 'Reading changed my life'

Good Morning Britain's Just Read book giveaway

Good Morning Britain is giving away more than 10,000 copies of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book One by Jeff Kinney in over 200 libraries as part of our Just Read campaign, encouraging YOU to #Take10 minutes to read to your child!

Get the full list of libraries here...

Find out more about Good Morning Britain's Just Read campaign

Watch our virtual book and let the Good Morning Britain presenters read to you!

Take a look at the celebrities supporting our campaign

Geri Halliwell: 'Reading changed my life!'

Encourage your children to read from birth

As part of our Just Read campaign, we're showing you how important it is to encourage children to read from birth. A figure released to us exclusively from a report out this November by the National Literacy Trust reveals that one in five children aged three to five that read or look at books daily have literacy outcomes above those expected for their age.

The message is to read with your children from birth - just ten minutes a day can make a huge impact. We are supporting everyone to #Take10 minutes and read to your child!

Find out more about Good Morning Britain's Just Read campaign

Watch our virtual book and let the Good Morning Britain presenters read to you!

Take a look at the celebrities supporting our campaign

Geri Halliwell: 'Reading changed my life!'

'I was definitely inspired by the books I read'

There's really nothing like sharing a story.

– Julia Donaldson, Gruffalo author

Good Morning Britain has been speaking to Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson about her love of books.

In an exclusive interview for our website she said: "Books are so wonderful in so many different ways, it’s like going into another world, you’re going into someone else’s mind."

So why not join Julia and #Take10 minutes to read to your child each day and support our campaign!

Julia Donaldson is encouraging you to #Take10 minutes and read to your child!

Geri Halliwell: 'Reading changed my life'

My mother took me to the library, so I would read at the bottom of the garden... and I really got transported.

– Geri Halliwell on the importance of learning to read

As Good Morning Britain launches its Just Read campaign, Geri Halliwell admits that reading changed her life. A celebrity supporter of the campaign she spoke to us about the importance of learning to read and how she reads to her daughter Bluebell.

The Good Morning Britain and Sun with One Poll survey found that two thirds of children (63%) would rather play on a computer or tablet than read a book and more than one in ten children do not think that reading well is important for their future (12%).