What we do

Each year our programmes reach 3.4 million children across the UK with books, resources and support to help develop a love of reading.

We are national in scale, working in every region in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. We work through every local authority via children’s centres, schools, libraries and health professionals to reach families who need us most.

Our prizes and awards celebrate writing from the UK and beyond, bringing new releases to a wider audience and getting readers to engage with different types of books. Here you can find out more about our programmes, campaigns and awards.

Our programmes, campaigns and awards

Programmes and campaigns

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

Resources and activities

Browse through our useful resources: from lesson plans and reading tips, fun activities and tools for teachers.

Awards and prizes

Find out about all the prizes and awards that BookTrust is involved with.

Children's Laureate

Author-illustrator Cressida Cowell is the Waterstones Children's Laureate for 2019-21: a role awarded once every two years to an eminent writer or illustrator of children's books to celebrate their outstanding achievement.

Impact and research

BookTrust supports children and families to experience the joy of reading and its associated benefits. Find out more about the impact of our programmes and activities.

BookTrust Cymru

Mae ein gwaith yn cefnogi pob teulu yng Nghymru o flwyddyn gyntaf bywyd eu plentyn hyd at ddiwedd eu blwyddyn Derbyn yn yr ysgol, gan ddechrau drwy roi anrheg o ddau lyfr BookTrust yn y pecyn Dechrau Da Babi.

BookTrust Northern Ireland

Through our reader development programmes and work as an arts organisation, BookTrust in Northern Ireland makes a positive impact on children, families and local communities.

Wander into our world

Want to know more about who BookTrust is and what we do?

We've put together a guide to our programmes, campaigns and research so you can find out all about our work and the difference we make.

Download the booklet now

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