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 illustration by Anjan Sarkar

What's new this week

Black Lives Matter

Giving our wholehearted support

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

COVID-19

Find out more about BookTrust's response

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.

Search our booklists

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.

Bookfinder

Find your next book

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

Here's how we can help you

Bookstart

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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Latest features

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

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  • School plays might not be possible this year, but Sir Michael Morpurgo and Polly Dunbar hope to keep that magic alive with their fabulous new book Owl or Pussycat! We spoke to the duo about how their childhood memories influenced the story: https://t.co/hhliPVrIns https://t.co/THjGbUy4ye 9 minutes ago
  • Halloween is TOMORROW and we want to know if you're dressing up! Have you got any book-themed outfits planned? Or have you got any photos of previous costumes to share? We'd love to see them! https://t.co/Eg0adD3Iu6 40 minutes ago
  • We've got a lovely Friday treat for you over on #BookTrustHomeTime - @hindleyillos is reading her lovely Treacle Street book Marcel's Parcels! Sit back and enjoy: https://t.co/uoYIy4fucr https://t.co/SQqseiNqoY 1 hour ago
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