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 with reindeer, illustrated by Erika Meza

What's new this week

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Giving our wholehearted support

Give £10 today and send a book gift to a vulnerable child

Christmas won't be magical for every child. A special book gift can add sparkle.

Can you help?


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.


Find your next book

Use the Bookfinder to find the perfect book for you, your family and friends.

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

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 Writer in Residence

Keep up with Smriti

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. Smriti Halls is best known for picture books like I Love You Night and Day and Elephant in My Kitchen


  • On #GivingTuesday, why not pick up some charity Christmas cards? If you buy a pack from @Waterstones, they'll donate money to BookTrust ❤️ You'll get beautiful cards AND help us get books out to children - the perfect Christmas combo! 4 hours ago
  • If your children love singing, playing instruments or just listening to great tunes, don't miss the fab new book Music! It folds out to 2.5 metres, making it a rather special addition to your bookshelves... We've got five copies to give away here: 5 hours ago
  • Our #Bookfinder makes it really easy to find great reads for children! Whether you're hunting for the perfect present or need a new bedtime story to share, just choose an age and theme and we'll give you some fab recommendations: Pic: Nadia Shireen 5 hours ago
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