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


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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.


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.

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Latest features

Get to know our Illustrator in Residence

Keep up with Ed

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. Ed Vere is best known for top picture books like How to Be A Lion and Max the Brave.


  • There are so many big issues facing young people today, so we love these non-fiction books that could help them to make sense of the world around them! (Adults could probably learn a thing or two from them, too...) 3 minutes ago
  • Getting in the kitchen with your little ones can be so much fun! We're giving you the chance to win two fantastic lift-the-flap books to inspire them to get cooking: 32 minutes ago
  • We LOVE these tips from Rick author Alex Gino to help young people talk about LGBTQIA+ issues - whether they're exploring their own identity or want to support others (or both): 59 minutes ago
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