Books

Books

Whatever your age and whatever type of books you like to read, we can always help you to find something new.

You can use the Booktrust bookfinder to look for books to suit your tastes and interests, browse our archive of interviews with authors or just see what's out this month that should be catching your eye in the bookshop or the library.

 

We recommend books for people of all ages, from babies to adults and offer you three categories - children's, teenage and adults - so that you can quickly find what's of most interest to you.

Philip Ardagh - Writer in Residence

Every Monday Philip Ardagh will be blogging on the Booktrust website. He will bring lots of laughs, as well as a particular focus on his love for libraries and the importance of the place of disability in children's books. 

Find out more about Philip Ardagh

Best Book Guide 2014

We've collected the best books from the past  year in this handy guide that recommends the best books in the following categories: 0-5 years; 6-8 years; 9-11 years; 12-14 years; 14 years and over.

Writing Tips

Take a look at our latest writing tips from authors and experts in their field - including advice for getting motivated, getting your work to a high standard and getting published

 

Read all our writing tips

 

Short story prizes

Browse this listing of short story competitions to find out where you can enter your work for prizes - from  regular competitions to prestigious writing awards.

 

Find the list of prizes

Children's Books

Visit the children's books area for all the latest children's book reviews, as well as themed booklists, author interviews, illustrator galleries, competitions, games and quizzes.

Teenagers' Books

Visit the teen books area for all the latest book reviews, as well as themed booklists, author interviews, writing tips, competitions, games and quizzes.

Young Adults' Books

Visit the young adults books area for all the latest book reviews, as well as themed booklists, author interviews, writing tips, competitions, games and quizzes.

  • Children's Books 1
  • Teenagers' Books 2
  • Young Adults' Books 3

Bookstart

Free books to all children before they start school, to inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.

Booktime

Free book pack to every eligible child when they start primary school, with guidance for parents and carers on shared reading.

Letterbox Club

Focuses on improving the educational outlook for children aged 7-13 in foster families by providing them with a parcel of books, maths activities and educational materials every month for six months.

Bookbuzz

From the team that brought you Booked Up, Bookbuzz offers the same great variety of books for your school. Participating schools will give students the chance to choose their own book to keep from a list of 17 titles suitable for 11-year-olds and selected by a panel of experts.

Booktrust's targeted offers

Booktrust has three targeted offers: Bookstart Corner for children's centres; The Ant Club for primary schools; and Beyond Booked Up for secondary schools.

  • Bookstart 1
  • Booktime 2
  • Letterbox Club 3
  • Bookbuzz 4
  • Booktrust's targeted offers 5