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
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We can support you reading together

Supporting your child's reading

Explore Bookstart

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

Work with children?

Here's how we can help you


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.

Meet the new Waterstones Children's Laureate

Author-illustrator Lauren Child is the Waterstones Children's Laureate for 2017-19. The role of Children's Laureate is awarded once every two years to an eminent writer or illustrator of children's books to celebrate outstanding achievement in their field.

Meet the Laureate

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Get to know our Writer-Illustrator in Residence

Keep up with Sarah

Find more BookTrust Writer-Illustrator in Residence blogs from Sarah McIntyre and discover books you might like.


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