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.

What we do
Boy reading illustration by Anjan Sarkar

What's new this week

Black Lives Matter

Giving our wholehearted support

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

COVID-19

Find out more about BookTrust's response

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.

Bookfinder

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

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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Latest features

Get to know our Illustrator in Residence

Keep up with Ed

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. Ed Vere is best known for top picture books like How to Be A Lion and Max the Brave.

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  • YAWN! Anyone else feeling sleepy? If you're looking for a perfect bedtime story to snuggle up with, check out our list of titles which are great for helping your little ones wind down: https://t.co/9yzxYdYw8x Pic: Nadia Shireen https://t.co/IT2cgkgsfp 12 hours ago
  • Stories are magical - they are such a wonderful way of looking at something in a different way! Here, author Chris Vick explains how he believes fiction can be a valuable way to encourage people to protect our planet: https://t.co/Y3zCA74ju3 https://t.co/qwL9ClcEwm 13 hours ago
  • Patrick Skipworth's new book Literally is all about words and where they came from! He's shared some top tips for finding out more about YOUR favourite words - take a look here: https://t.co/Fgmx8eJeD1 https://t.co/D6dYXxiX9u 14 hours ago
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