BookTrust transforms lives by getting children and families reading

Each year we reach millions of children across the UK with books, resources and support.

What we do
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What's new this week

The Next Chapter

Our strategy to get children reading

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

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.

Latest features

Get to know our Writer in Residence

Keep up with Michael

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. Michael Rosen wants to help children develop a love of poetry and rhyme.


  • We love sharing stories with 3-year-olds - it's so much fun when they start re-telling their favourite books to you, too! Here are some titles that we think are perfect for enjoying with toddlers: Pic: Sophy Henn 23 minutes ago
  • We know that Mondays can feel a bit busy and stressful, but these gorgeous books could help you take a bit of time out to calm down and feel more mindful! We'd love to hear if you'd add anything to our list: Pic: Emily Gravett 55 minutes ago
  • If you ever start to hear those dreaded words, 'I'm bored'... DO NOT PANIC! Just open up the #BookTrustHomeTime Cupboard to find lots of fabulous treats from authors and illustrators, perfect for keeping children entertained: 1 hour ago
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