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

 

 

Time to Read

Time to Read

We want you to read more with your child – yes, even the older ones. Why? Because brilliant things happen when families read together.

 

All about the Time to Read campaign

Research shows the value of reading

Books to share with older children

News and blog

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Schools testing kills joy of reading says War Horse author

War Horse author and former Children's Laureate calls for schools to make time for stories by reinstating storytime in primary schools. Writer Michael Morpurgo will today criticise testing in schools...

Siobhan Curham talks new friends and chasing dreams

Moonlight Dreamers author Siobhan Curham talks about her latest book, gives tips on finding the right friends at school and shares advice on chasing your dreams.

Mary Hoffman: why children need more diverse books in the world

Mary Hoffman burst on to the children's book scene over 40 years ago. Ever since, she's been making sure those stories represent us all.

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News and blog

  • Adults
  • Teenagers
  • Children

Schools testing kills joy of reading says War Horse author

War Horse author and former Children's Laureate calls for schools to make time for stories by reinstating storytime in primary schools. Writer Michael Morpurgo will today criticise testing in schools...

Siobhan Curham talks new friends and chasing dreams

Moonlight Dreamers author Siobhan Curham talks about her latest book, gives tips on finding the right friends at school and shares advice on chasing your dreams.

Mary Hoffman: why children need more diverse books in the world

Mary Hoffman burst on to the children's book scene over 40 years ago. Ever since, she's been making sure those stories represent us all.

Stay in touch

I am a...

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