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.

Reading tips and advice

Reading with your child

Get top tips for sharing stories with your child to help them become lifelong readers.

Books and the bedtime routine

Discover Bath, Book, Bed: simple steps to a better night's sleep with your newborn, baby or toddler.

What if my child doesn't like reading?

We know young people don't always read for pleasure - they might find it boring or difficult. Here, we share some top tips and recommendations to help.

Reading in schools

Get advice on setting up an author visit and encouraging a reading for pleasure culture in your school.

Writing tips

See a range of practical tips and inspirational advice on writing from well-known authors: from how to write poetry and short stories to tips on creating characters and getting published.

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.

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Find your next book

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

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Bookmark: books and disability

Information on disability and children's books

Find advice and book recommendations for families, teachers, librarians, authors and publishers.