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
Dad and young child reading together

We can support you reading together

Supporting children's reading

Bookstart

Established in 1992, Bookstart is the world's first national bookgifting programme, delivering books and resources to every baby and toddler in England and Wales.

  • Letterbox Club

    Inspire a love of reading in children who are looked-after: sign up to our programme.

  • Reading tips

    Sharing books with children is so important, which is why we've put together some helpful hints.

  • Start the Story

    Get the highlights from our free events last year for school librarians and teachers.

Work with children?

Here's how we can help you

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.

Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury have won the Lifetime Achievement Award: a double win for their outstanding contribution to children's literature.

Find out more about the award

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