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
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Giving our wholehearted support

Pyjamarama is back for 2021

Want a fun way to get children excited about reading, while raising money to make sure every child gets a bedtime story?

Pyjamarama is returning this year and will take place on Friday 14 May 2021. Find out more and sign up for your FREE fundraising and activity pack.

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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.

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.

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.


  • There are so many heroes all around us - and now @OnjaliRauf wants primary school children to write about them! She's got some great prizes on offer, too... Find out more about Onjali's competition here: 1 hour ago
  • We've put together a list of picture books that can help young children to start to understand mental health and support a healthy mind! Check out our beautiful picks here: Pic: Cori Doerrfeld 1 hour ago
  • There is so much to discover outside! Benjamin Zephaniah's Nature Trail is a fantastic way to get children excited about what they could find in the great outdoors - find out how you could win a copy here: 2 hours ago
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