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.
In this section
Be inspired and discover your child's next favourite book with the BookTrust Bookfinder.
Get recommendations about great new books, classic books, themed booklists and other suggestions from our in-house team of experts.
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: 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.
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.
Find out about the latest events happening to inspire people of all ages to get more involved with reading and writing in their local area.
View our latest booklists
Read our latest themed booklists and discover some of our favourite children's titles.
While it can be hard to find mainstream books that offer meaningful content for children who are blind or partially sighted, the following list suggests a few ideas. The titles listed include tried and tested examples of books with tactile elements, embossing, die-cut holes, braille and audio.
Books that acknowledge or explore mental health issues can help to increase awareness, encourage dialogue, reduce stigma and develop real understanding. The following suggestions offer a spectrum of different perspectives and are well worth seeking out.
This list aims to provide a range of books that may appeal to young people, aged 7+, with reading difficulties.
Make sure you don't miss a thing with BookTrust's news and blogs about everything to do with the children's book world.
Waterstones Children's Laureate
Find out everything that's going on with the tenth Waterstones Children's Laureate, Lauren Child, as she takes on the job from 2017-2019.
Why reading matters
BookTrust supports children and families to experience the joy of reading and its associated benefits through our programmes and activities.