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BookTrust is the UK's largest children's reading charity. Each year we reach millions of children across the UK with books, resources and support.What we do
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.
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Get to know our Writer in Residence
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. Onjali Q. Raúf is best known for books like The Boy At The Back Of The Class and The Night Bus Hero.
- Over on #BookTrustHomeTime we have over 100 absolutely free activity sheets for you to download and print! Colouring, crafts, puzzles and more... there's heaps to keep your children busy over the summer holidays: https://t.co/ylXfJyUP6o Pic: Briony May Smith https://t.co/oZN5sHqBC4 24 minutes ago
- It might be #NationalSleepyHeadDay, but we know lots of teens might struggle to get a good night's rest. Nicola Morgan's brilliant book The Awesome Power of Sleep could help - and you could win a copy over here, along with five other fab titles by Nicola! https://t.co/M2duT7lQcG https://t.co/Bla71AlCm5 58 minutes ago
- We love @CressidaCowell's wonderful tips for sharing books with children (yes, it is fine if you want to skip bits!) Check out her suggestions here - the summer holidays are a perfect time to read together! https://t.co/Ds52VDAWvr https://t.co/TxT1ei5uLO 1 hour ago