BookTrust transforms lives by getting children and families reading

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

What we do
Fiona Lumbers illustration

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

Black Lives Matter

Giving our wholehearted support

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.


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 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 Onjali

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. Onjali Q. Raúf is best known for books like The Boy At The Back Of The Class and The Night Bus Hero.


  • RIGHT, the weekend's officially here, so we're off to get reading! If you need some inspiration, don't forget to check out our #100BestBooks from the past 100 years... why not pick up one of them this weekend? 1 hour ago
  • You could win these super books for teens: ⭐ Be Resilient ⭐ The Awesome Power of Sleep ⭐ The Teenage Guide to Life Online ⭐ The Teenage Guide to Friends ⭐ The Teenage Guide to Stress ⭐ Blame My Brain: The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed Enter here: 2 hours ago
  • We can practically taste the weekend... it's so close! We have some fantastic treats to keep your family entertained stored in the #BookTrustHomeTime Cupboard, so open it up and enjoy: Pic: Hannah Shaw 2 hours ago
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