BookTrust transforms lives by getting children and families reading

BookTrust is the UK's largest children's reading charity. Each year we reach 3.4 million children across the UK with books, resources and support.

What we do
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What's new this week

New books we love

Our favourite reads of the month

We review lots of new books every month, and here's where you can find the ones we liked best of all.

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Find a book for every occasion

Looking for the best book for an older child? Take a look at our booklists. We may well have the answer - just see for yourself.


Find your next book

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

Get ready for Pyjamarama

Join us this June for one magical day in pyjamas and help BookTrust give every child a bedtime story.

How you can join in the fun

Here's how we can help you


Bookstart gifts free books to all children at two key ages before school to help families read together every day and inspire children to develop a love of books and reading.

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