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

 

 

Across the country, thousands of free National Bookstart Week events took place last week for families with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. This year's under the sea theme was inspired by the wonderful A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea picture book.

 

Download activities and join in

Listen or read along with our storybook

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Winners of the Laugh Out Loud Book Awards

The funniest books of the year have been recognised at this year's inaugural funny book awards from Scholastic. The Laugh Out Loud Books Awards or 'Lollies' was created as two...

Here are the best book tote bags you'll ever own

It's Independent Bookshop Week: the perfect time to dash to your local and load up on books. But how will you carry all the new purchases home? With these book...

Chris Riddell scores first-ever Kate Greenaway Medal hat-trick

Children's Laureate Chris Riddell has won the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration for the third time, with the children's book The Sleeper and the Spindle. The book, written by Neil...

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