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.

Princes and Princesses

Are you ready for the Royal Wedding? We've put together a list of lovely picture books about princes and princesses to help you celebrate.

Books for Mental Health Awareness Week

Books that acknowledge or explore mental health issues can help to increase awareness, encourage dialogue, reduce stigma and develop real understanding. The following suggestions offer a spectrum of different perspectives and are well worth seeking out.

Deaf Awareness Week

This booklist includes books that feature deafness as a key theme, books with a deaf protagonist, and books that happen to include children with hearing aids and cochlear implants, in a subtle and natural way.

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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.

Bookmark: books and disability

Bookmark: your one-stop shop for information on disability and children's books. Whether you're a family or author, publisher or teacher, librarian or carer, this is the place to find advice and book recommendations.

New books we love this month

Discover the new books we love: our selection 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

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 - from Harry Potter in translation to nursery rhymes.

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. Our current Writer in Residence is Nadia Shireen.

Writing tips

BookTrust offers a wide range of practical tips and inspirational advice on writing from well-known authors.

Why reading matters

How we make a difference

BookTrust supports children and families to experience the joy of reading and its associated benefits through our programmes and activities.

What's happening?

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Make sure you don't miss a thing with BookTrust's news and blogs about everything to do with the children's book world.

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.