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
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What's new this week

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.

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.

  • Bookbuzz

    Participating Year 7 and 8 students can choose a book to keep from 17 titles, selected by experts.

  • Request Time to Read packs

    Does your school need more Time to Read packs? Teachers can request extra packs here.

  • Get the free School Library Pack

    Register today and get over free books for any secondary school or education provider in England with Year 7 students.

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Get to know our Writer in Residence

Keep up with Cerrie

Every six months, BookTrust appoints a new Writer in Residence to give us their own unique perspective on the world of children's books. Cerrie Burnell is best known for her work on CBeebies, and as author of 'Harper and the Sea of Secrets' among others.


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