Books

Whatever your age and whatever type of books you like to read, we can always help you to find something new.

You can use our Bookfinder to look for books that suit your tastes and interests, browse our archive of interviews with authors, or just see what's out this month that should be catching your eye in the bookshop or library. You can find book recommendations for people of all ages, from babies to teenagers - so you can quickly find what's of most interest to you. Happy reading!

View our latest booklists

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

Watery reads for 8-12s

Did you know that 2018 is the Welsh Year of the Sea? Here are our favourite sea-based books. Get ready to dive into an exciting world of mermaids, pirates, selkies and shipwrecks.

A look at Celtic legend

Since 2017 was the Welsh Year of Legends, we jumped at the chance to celebrate some of the mythology that sprung up in Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and Scotland. Incredible to think that we still tell these spellbinding stories today, thousands of years later...

Books with positive images of disability in 2017

These are 12 books that we think show positive images of disability, as well as titles that may prove useful in discussing disability and diversity. They are all brilliant reads that were our Bookmark Books of the Month in 2017.

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100 best books for children

This is our list of the 100 best books for children from the last 100 years. It is the ultimate booklist to read before you're 14, with books for children 0-5, 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14 years.

Awards and prizes

Find out about all the prizes and awards that BookTrust is involved with.

Booklists

Looking for inspiration? Take a look at our themed booklists to help you find your child's next book to read.

Bookmark: books and disability

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.

Books we love this month

Discover the new Books We Love: our collection of the best new children and teen books released every month.

Children's Laureate

Author-illustrator Lauren Child is the Waterstones Children's Laureate for 2017-19: a role awarded once every two years to an eminent writer or illustrator of children's books to celebrate their outstanding achievement.

Great Books Guide

Books to get kids hooked: the Great Books Guide gives you the lowdown on the very best children's books published over the last year.

Quizzes

Test your knowledge of children's books with our fun quizzes.

Storybooks and games

Come and play some of our interactive games or have a story read to you.

Writer in Residence

BookTrust appoints a new Writer in Residence every six months to give us their unique perspective on the world of children's books.

Writing tips

BookTrust offers a wide range of practical tips and inspirational advice on writing from well-known authors.

What's happening?

Stay up to date

Make sure you don't miss a thing with BookTrust's news and blogs about everything to do with the children's book world.

Tell us what you think!

We'd love to know your thoughts

What do you think of our new website? We would love hear what your thoughts are - good and bad. You can even enter a free prize draw to win a bundle of books by completing the survey.

Time to Read for families

There's no present like time

Let's read more with children because brilliant things happen when families find Time to Read. Every four-year-old in England will get a free book to enjoy and share this September, with Time to Read.

Thank you!

A big thank you to everyone who donated to the BookTrust Christmas appeal. With your amazing support, we have sent 9,700 children in care a special festive book gift and helped to light up their Christmas.

Support BookTrust in 2018 and help get books to more children