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 Book Trust 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.

Best Book Guide 2015

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+.

Sita Brahmachari - Writer in Residence

Every Monday Sita Brahmachari will be blogging on the Book Trust website. She will be championing diversity in children’s books. She is also keen to hear from young people and those who work with them, about the impact of diverse representations in stories.

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

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