Tips for carers and foster families

Sharing books and stories can have benefits for your child’s confidence, and for their progress in school.

Download the guide for carers and foster families

We’re trialling these materials to find out how we can best support you and the children you look after to read together. To find out more about reading in foster families, we’ve already done a UK-wide survey - you can read the findings here.

Research used in the materials is referenced here.

Useful links for carers


Use the bookfinder

Search for children’s books by age group and theme, which carers can enjoy reading and sharing.

Bookmark: books and disability

Information on disability and children's books

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

Letterbox Club for families

Learn about our programme for children who are looked after

Our Letterbox Club aims to inspire a love of reading and engagement with numeracy in children aged 3-13, through parcels containing books, stationery and more.