BookTrust transforms lives by getting children and families reading

Each year we reach millions of children across the UK with books, resources and support.

What we do
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What's new this week

The Next Chapter

Our strategy to get children reading

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.

Go to the HomeTime hub

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.

Search our booklists

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.

Bookfinder

Find your next book

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

Here's how we can help you

Bookstart

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.

Latest features

Get to know our Writer in Residence

Keep up with Michael

Every six months, BookTrust appoints a new Writer or Illustrator in Residence to give us their own unique perspective on the world of children's books. Michael Rosen wants to help children develop a love of poetry and rhyme.

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