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

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Supporting children's reading


Bookstart gives free books to all children at two key ages before school to help families read together every day and inspire children to love books.

  • Letterbox Club

    Inspire a love of reading in children who are looked-after: sign up to our programme.

  • Reading tips

    Sharing books with children is so important, which is why we've put together some helpful hints.

  • Want new ways to connect students to authors?

    Here are five ways to use social media in the classroom from 2017's School Librarian of the Year, Lucas Maxwell.

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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.

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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.

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Waterstones Children's Laureate

Bestselling author-illustrator Lauren Child is the Children's Laureate for 2017-19: a role given every two years to celebrate outstanding achievement in children's literature.

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