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.

Starting school or nursery

These picture books are perfect for children starting school or nursery. Why not share them together, so you can talk through any fears and anxieties?

Books to share with older children

Reading together doesn’t have to stop once your children can read for themselves – it’s still fun to read aloud to older children! Here are great stories to share with 8-12s that you’ll love, too...

Books about refugees and asylum seekers

Since asylum can be a confusing issue for children (and even adults), here are some books that explore what it really means to flee your home and have to start your life over.

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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.

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 2016

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.