Children who read for pleasure are more likely to do better at school, be better prepared for life and become happier and more successful adults.
Teachers, download this leaflet to find out how Book Trust can help your school to promote reading.
This review has drawn on a range of literature, archive material, family interviews and data gathered using social media to explore attitudes to reading and writing and their links with social mobility from 1914 to the present day. It identifies the many ways in which families read for pleasure and identifies ways in which Book Trust’s activity might be developed.
Here is a list of magazines and websites that accept short story submissions. Check their websites for further information on how to submit your stories. Book Trust is not responsible for any external content on these sites.
Short stories for you to download for free. (To download these stories, click on the title and save to your desktop/device).
Each month we will have an exclusive new short story for you to download.
All the writing tips, anecdotes, blog posts and exclusive content from our writers and residence.
Why continue to share picture books with children at Key Stage 2? This series of short videos provides some tips for sharing and enjoying picture books in the classroom with children of this age group.
Translation of abbreviated 'Rumble in the Jungle' rhyme within a jungle-themed poster
Editable translation of Bookstart's abbreviated 'Rumble in the Jungle' rhyme
Editable template for tailoring National Bookstart Week event invites to local MPs
Chris Riddell, former Book Trust Writer in Residence, has a sketchbook full of illustrations that are in search of a story. Can you create a story to give to these illustrations?
Writer and illustrator Sarah McIntyre shows you how to draw a sea monkey and takes you through running a fun comics jam in the classroom, step by step.
Find links to useful websites to help you plan a celebration of reading for pleasure in your school - whether during Children's Book Week or at any other time of the year.
Jungle-themed poster in English and Welsh for adapting to different National Bookstart Week events
English and Welsh instructions for cutting out and decorating an elephant mask
These are the 12 books that earned the title 'Bookmark Book of the Month' in 2014: the best children's books showing positive images of disability, as well as titles that may prove useful in discussing disability and diversity.
These picture books can be enjoyed by all members of the family. They support parents who are not confident readers in passing on a love of reading to their child by reading with them. The font, lay-out and wording all help support the reader through the pages.
This list aims to provide a range of books which may appeal to young people aged seven and older, with reading difficulties.
You voted in your thousands to tell us your favourite books on our list of the top 100 best children's books from the last century. This is your top 10 of the best children's books from the past 100 years.
Guidance for early years practitioners around delivering the Bookstart programme