Practitioners: giving you expert support

Every year, we send out millions of books to children all around the UK. Find out how our fun events and popular programmes can inspire a love of books where you work. 

In this section

Our programmes

Our projects and campaigns are designed to help families enjoy reading together.

Children's Book Week

Children's Book Week: a week-long celebration of reading for pleasure in schools all around the UK.

How to arrange an author visit

Bringing a writer, poet, illustrator or storyteller into your school is a great way to inspire children and bring reading to life.

Start the Story

BookTrust’s series of free events for teachers and school librarians are back this Autumn, visiting 9 areas around England to support you to Start the Story and make reading connections in your school.

What we can offer you


Find out about our resources

BookTrust has created a range of resources which can be viewed online or downloaded and used in your classroom or children's centre. Find out more and search for resources which are right for you.

Bookmark: books and disability

Information on disability and children's books

Find advice and book recommendations for families, teachers, librarians, authors and publishers.

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.

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Latest updates

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.


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