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.

What we do
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What's new this week

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.

  • Bookbuzz

    Participating Year 7 and 8 students can choose a book to keep from 17 titles, selected by experts.

  • In Other Words

    Use our toolkit to help UK publishers acquire children’s books in translation, and international publishers pitch their books.

  • 5 tips for creating a book award in your school

    Former School Librarian of the Year Lucas Maxwell shares another exciting idea for helping students to read and love books.

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Get to know our Writer in Residence

Keep up with Candy

Every six months, BookTrust appoints a new Writer in Residence to give us their own unique perspective on the world of children's books. Find more blogs from our Writer in Residence, Candy Gourlay.


  • Heading to the library this weekend? Use our #Bookfinder before you go to search through heaps of reviews by age and theme - it's a simple way to find a super story! Illustration: Fiona Lumbers 32 minutes ago
  • Being a princess is way more boring than the fairytales let on - unless you discover a passion for riding bikes, that is! We have five copies of the hilarious Princess BMX to give away: Ill: Flavia Sorrentino 1 hour ago
  • Why write for children? Because, as @RashmiWriting says, they're 'so curious, so full of wonder, so hungry for more'! This uplifting piece about the joys of telling stories to young people is making us want to start writing now... Photo: Charlotte Knee 2 hours ago
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