BookTrust in the UK and abroad

BookTrust in the UK and abroad


BookTrust is the UK's largest children's reading charity. Each year we reach 2.5 million children across the UK with books, resources and support to help develop a love of reading, because we know that reading can transform lives.


Our books and resources are delivered via health, library, schools and early years practitioners, and are supported with guidance to encourage the reading habit. Reading for pleasure has a dramatic impact on educational outcomes, wellbeing and social mobility, and is also a huge pleasure in itself. We are committed to starting children on their reading journey and supporting them throughout.


BookTrust runs a range of programmes in England to reach children, their families and carers throughout their lives.


Find out more about BookTrust's programmes


Northern Ireland

Through its reader development programmes and work as an arts organisation, BookTrust in Northern Ireland makes a positive impact on children, families and local communities. In line with the rest of the UK our aim is to ensure that everyone has access to books in their home and is inspired to engage with the world of reading for pleasure and to improve their life chances.


Find out more about BookTrust in Northern Ireland



BookTrust Cymru is our office in Wales. Through our work in Wales, we inspire children and families to read together from an early age and to develop a love of books, stories and rhymes.

Find out more about BookTrust Cymru


BookTrust Cymru yw ein swyddfa yng Nghymru. Drwy gyfrwng ein gwaith yng Nghymru, rydym ni’n ysbrydoli plant a theuluoedd i ddarllen gyda’i gilydd o oedran ifanc ac i feithrin cariad at lyfrau, straeon a rhigymau.

Dysgwch ragor am BookTrust Cymru



The Letterbox Club ran a pilot for 150 looked after children in Scotland in 2013, which gave us the opportunity to examine the specific educational needs of looked after children in Scotland with the long-term aim of making the programme available to as many eligible children as possible.


Find out more about the Letterbox Club in Scotland



BookTrust's Bookstart early-years gifting model has extended beyond the UK's borders and there are now over 30 affiliated schemes across five continents. International interest in Bookstart continues to grow and we offer affiliation to other projects throughout the world that give free books to babies, toddlers and preschoolers.


Find out more about our international affiliates