BookTrust transforms lives by getting children and families reading

BookTrust is the UK's largest children's reading charity. Each year we reach millions of children across the UK with books, resources and support.

What we do
Fiona Lumbers illustration

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

Black Lives Matter

Giving our wholehearted support

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.

Pyjamarama 2021

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in Pyjamarama - we hope you all had lots of story-filled fun! The money you've raised will help us make sure that every child experiences the joy of bedtime stories. It's quick and easy to pay in your donations right here on our website.

If you haven't held your event yet, don't worry. Fundraising packs, toolkits, book recommendations, puzzles, games and activities are all still available here.

Pay in your Pyjamarama donations 

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 Onjali

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. Onjali Q. Raúf is best known for books like The Boy At The Back Of The Class and The Night Bus Hero.


  • Why not do some birdwatching this weekend? You never know which brilliant birds you might spot! Author M. G. Leonard has fallen in love with it (so much that her new book is about a birdwatcher!) Here, she tells us how to get started: 3 hours ago
  • We think #MyBookbuzz students are going to be obsessed with #Slick by M. M. Vaughan - it's a thrilling tale combined with a searing commentary on the power of big corporations. Find out more about Bookbuzz and register here: @almabooks 3 hours ago
  • How can you share refugees' stories with young readers? Authors Ming and Wah Chen explain how they approached it in their new picture book Escape - and how they hope it will inspire people to treat refugees with compassion and empathy: #RefugeeWeek 4 hours ago
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