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

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 Dapo

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. Dapo Adeola creates books that challenge expectations around race and gender in a fun and upbeat way.


  • Don't forget to join us at 11am tomorrow for some half-term fun with the brilliant Dapo Adeola! We'll have a story, a drawalong and a Q&A, so you don't want to miss it! Tweet us your questions for Dapo now and he might answer them tomorrow... @PuffinBooks 58 minutes ago
  • Whether you want a spooky story for Halloween, need a bedtime book for your baby, or want to get a head-start on Christmas shopping, check out our #Bookfinder! It's waiting with loads of reading recommendations for you: 1 hour ago
  • The Skulduggery Pleasant is such a hit with young readers, so we're delighted to have a monster giveaway for you! We're giving away a bundle of all 14 titles in Derek Landy's deliciously spooky series: 2 hours ago
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