Books and reading

Whatever your child's age and whatever books they like to read, we can help you to find something new.

Use our Bookfinder to look for books that suit your tastes and interests, browse our archive of interviews with authors and illustrators, watch our online storybooks, or just see what's out this month that should be catching your eye in the bookshop or library. Here, you can also find reading tips and book recommendations for children of all ages, from babies to teenagers. 

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BookTrust HomeTime

Looking for something fun as a family? Enjoy story time with our free online books, play games, win prizes, or test your knowledge in our book-themed quizzes.

Bookfinder

Be inspired and discover your child's next favourite book with the BookTrust Bookfinder.

Our recommendations

Get recommendations about great new books, classic books, themed booklists and other suggestions from our in-house team of experts.

Tips and advice

Get useful tips and advice about how to read as a family, setting up a great bedtime routine, and how to encourage reading in your school.

Bookmark: disability and books

Bookmark: your one-stop shop for information on disability and children's books. Whether you're a family or author, publisher or teacher, librarian or carer, this is the place to find advice and book recommendations.

View our latest booklists

Read our latest themed booklists and discover some of our favourite children's titles.

Nature non-fiction (younger children)

From flora- and fauna-themed early learning books to detailed studies of species and habitats, these non-fiction nature books are perfect for any young inquisitive minds.

13 books to help your child feel more calm and mindful

Why should adults get all the self-help books? You can also find some lovely reads and activities for youngsters who need a little extra support to feel relaxed, mindful, grateful, inspired and happy.

Autism

We believe that books are a great way to raise awareness and improve understanding of different experiences. This booklist aims to provide a range of children's and teens' books that feature characters who are on the autistic spectrum or have Asperger’s Syndrome.

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Why reading matters

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BookTrust supports children and families to experience the joy of reading and its associated benefits through our programmes and activities.