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.

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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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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.


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

Just one book can brighten a child's Christmas

Christmas can be hard for children who are vulnerable or in care, but your book gift can bring them joy

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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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Keep up with Cerrie

Every six months, BookTrust appoints a new Writer in Residence to give us their own unique perspective on the world of children's books. Cerrie Burnell is best known for her work on CBeebies, and as author of 'Harper and the Sea of Secrets' among others.


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