BookTrust transforms lives by getting children and families reading

BookTrust is the UK's largest children's reading charity. Each year we reach 3.9 million children across the UK with books, resources and support.

What we do
Boy reading with reindeer, illustrated by Erika Meza

What's new this week

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Giving our wholehearted support

Give £10 today and send a book gift to a vulnerable child

Christmas won't be magical for every child. A special book gift can add sparkle.

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New books we love

Our favourite reads of the month

We review lots of new books every month, and here's where you can find the ones we liked best of all.

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Find a book for every occasion

Looking for the best book for an older child? Take a look at our booklists. We may well have the answer - just see for yourself.


Find your next book

Use the Bookfinder to find the perfect book for you, your family and friends.

BookTrust HomeTime

Looking for something fun as a family? Enjoy storytime with our free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in our book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.

Go to the HomeTime hub

Here's how we can help you


Bookstart gifts free books to all children at two key ages before school to help families read together every day and inspire children to develop a love of books and reading.

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Get to know our Writer in Residence

Keep up with Smriti

Every six months, BookTrust appoints a new Writer or Illustrator in Residence to give us their own unique perspective on the world of children's books. Smriti Halls is best known for picture books like I Love You Night and Day and Elephant in My Kitchen


  • We've got some lovely festive Elmer activities for you to try over on #BookTrustHomeTime! From making a Christmas card to creating some tree decorations, there's lots for your children to have a go at: 2 hours ago
  • It's never too early to start enjoying books with your little one! We know it can be hard to choose a book to share, though, so we've put together lists of some recommended reads for 0-5s, all separated out by age: Pic: Fiona Lumbers 3 hours ago
  • Music is a fantastic new book, produced with the Royal Albert Hall, that would be absolutely perfect for any child who loves singing, playing, or even humming a tune! We have five copies to give away here: Pic: Ruby Taylor 3 hours ago
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