BookTrust transforms lives by getting children and families reading

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
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What's new this week

The Next Chapter

Our strategy to get children reading

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

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.

Latest features

Get to know our Writer in Residence

Keep up with Dapo

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. Dapo Adeola creates books that challenge expectations around race and gender in a fun and upbeat way.

Twitter

  • Don't forget to follow us on Instagram! Our Writer-Illustrator in Residence @DapsDraws has planned some brilliant Instagram Lives with top authors and illustrators for you, and the first ones are this week! https://t.co/Qz3PdkDcet https://t.co/ecOUE9XLIH 6 hours ago
  • We're totally in love with the beautiful book Seal Child, so we're giving you the chance to win a copy! We think you'll really fall for this tale of the friendship between a girl and a seal pup, travelling the oceans to find their families again: https://t.co/atCI5pM1Kx https://t.co/K9SGPNGIp4 7 hours ago
  • Registrations for #MyBookbuzz close on FRIDAY... there's no time to waste! Get your Year 7/8s signed up now and they'll be able to choose a book to take home and keep (and you'll get books and resources for your school, too!) https://t.co/qLBcAgRxvG https://t.co/copbXDjljl 7 hours ago
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