BookTrust helps children do better at school and in life

Early Years and Primary

Early Years and Primary

We're here to help you share a love of reading with your children from the time they're born with free books when they turn one, and a free book pack before they start school

 

Kick start your child's love of reading with Bookstart

Find out about all our early years work

Secondary schools

Secondary schools

We help pupils as they grow and develop throughout secondary school with even more book choices

 

Register for this year's Bookbuzz

Find out about all our secondary school work

 

 

Use our bookfinder to find the best books for you and your family. You can search by age and by theme to find great books for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, 5-8-year-olds, 9-12-year-olds, teenagers, young adults and adults.

 

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Jonathan Tel's 'The Human Phonograph' wins 2016's Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award

Jonathan Tel's winning story tells centres on a marriage lived in the shadow of the Chinese nuclear weapons programme of the 1960s. He was previously shortlisted in 2014 for his...

Danny Wallace and Jamie Littler: Writing funny books for children

Writer and illustrator team, Danny Wallace and Jamie Littler, talk the best way to write funny books. The pair, who have recently collaborated on Hamish and the NeverPeople, also talk...

Chris Riddell's and Steve Cole's favourite funny books for children

Children's Laureate Chris Riddell and Astrosaurs author Steve Cole choose their favourite rib-tickling funny books for children.

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  • Adults
  • Teenagers
  • Children

Jonathan Tel's 'The Human Phonograph' wins 2016's Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award

Jonathan Tel's winning story tells centres on a marriage lived in the shadow of the Chinese nuclear weapons programme of the 1960s. He was previously shortlisted in 2014 for his...

Danny Wallace and Jamie Littler: Writing funny books for children

Writer and illustrator team, Danny Wallace and Jamie Littler, talk the best way to write funny books. The pair, who have recently collaborated on Hamish and the NeverPeople, also talk...

Chris Riddell's and Steve Cole's favourite funny books for children

Children's Laureate Chris Riddell and Astrosaurs author Steve Cole choose their favourite rib-tickling funny books for children.

Stay in touch

I am a...

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