BookTrust transforms lives by getting children and families reading

BookTrust is the UK's largest children's reading charity. Each year we reach 3.4 million children across the UK with books, resources and support.

Who we are
Dad and young child reading together

We can support you reading together

Supporting children's reading

25 years of Bookstart

Bookstart books get into the hands of 1.4 million babies and children every year. Founder Wendy Cooling tells the story of how it started.

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Here's how we can help you

Bookfinder

Find your next book

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

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.

Best New Books

Our favourite new books

Every month, we review new books - and here are the ones we like best of all at the moment.

We'd love to know what you think of our new website!

Time To Read

Time sharing stories is time well spent. Can you find the Time to Read?

We're encouraging families to spend just 10 minutes a day sharing books together, as research shows that reading for pleasure has huge benefits for children. Not only that, but we're giving away a copy of The Bumblebear to every reception-age child in England.

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