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

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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


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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.

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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.

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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.


  • Not Now, Bernard by David McKee is so timeless that it's celebrating its 40th anniversary this year! To mark the occasion, we're giving you the chance to win an awesome bundle of Not Now, Bernard goodies: 13 hours ago
  • Don't forget that we have heaps of awesome How to Draw videos over on #BookTrustHomeTime! Why not give one or two a go with your children this weekend? We'd love to see your doodles! Pic: Emily Gravett 14 hours ago
  • When Jessica Spanyol started writing her lovely Clive books, she had her son in mind - someone who didn't easily fit into the school system. She tells us why she's so passionate about inclusive, diverse books for children: 14 hours ago
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