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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
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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, Cerrie Burnell.
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- RT @jennycarney: Books are also fantastic starting points for conversations, especially if you're a parent/carer struggling for an opener a… 9 hours ago
- RT @Edspire: I am writing a really important blog post for @booktrust and their #timetoread campaign. I am writing about the power of pictu… 9 hours ago