The National Literacy Trust has donated its 100,000th free book to children in celebration of International Book Giving Day on 14th February.
The donation is part of a seven-year partnership between the trust and property developer British Land. The firm has also introduced a Young Readers programme, encouraging 35,000 under-11s to read for fun in their spare time.
Pupils at Peter Hills Primary School in Rotherhithe, south east London, were the latest to get hold of a book donation.
Research from the trust shows one in eight disadvantaged children in the UK do not own a single book.
International Book Giving Day, launched in 2012 and marked in 44 countries, aims to put reading material in the hands of as many young people as possible.
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