BookTrust is the UK's largest children's reading charity

We get millions of children reading by supporting families to start sharing stories and books together from the earliest possible age.

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Reading Together

How your support makes a difference

Find out how you shared the magic of reading with thousands of children and families across the country in 2022-23. 

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What we do


Bookstart gifts free books to children at 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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New Writer in Residence

Rashmi Sirdeshpande unveiled as BookTrust's new Writer in Residence!

Our Writer in Residence

Keep up with Michelle

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. Michelle Robinson is our current Writer in Residence.

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