Programmes and campaigns

We want every child to have the good start in life that reading brings. It’s why our programmes reach the families of every child across the country with books, resources, support and guidance.

Our books and resources are delivered via health, library, schools and early years practitioners, and are supported with guidance to encourage the reading habit. Our flagship programme Bookstart reaches every baby in England and Wales in their first year. Registration is currently open for our Bookbuzz programme for children in Year 7 or 8. Read on to find out more about our programmes and campaigns.

Please note that as of March 2020, programme and campaign dates and events are subject to change. Check back here for further developments.

Our programmes and campaigns in age order

Bookstart

Free books for every child in England and Wales from 0-5 years: find out everything you need to know about our flagship early years programme Bookstart, the world's first national book-gifting scheme.

The Letterbox Club

Schools and local authorities can buy this programme for children aged 3-13 across the UK: the Letterbox Club aims to inspire a love of reading and engagement with numeracy in children who are looked after, with fun parcels through the post.

Pori Drwy Stori

Rhaglen ddwyieithog ar gyfer plant oedran Derbyn ag ystod o alluoedd yw Pori Drwy Stori. Mae’r rhaglen yn adeiladu ar gynllun poblogaidd dechrau Da, a anelir at blant ifancach.

Spark

Free books and resources for special schools to suit both primary and secondary-aged children: designed to inspire a love of stories and books in children with additional needs.

School Library Pack

Free books for any secondary school or education provider in England with Year 7 students: this pack of over 40 books will boost your library resources and encourage students to try reading different types of books.

Bookbuzz

Registration for Bookbuzz 2020 is now open. Schools can buy this programme for children in Year 7 or 8: students get to choose their own book to keep from a list of 17 titles, all selected by a panel of experts.

BookTrust Represents

BookTrust Represents is a three-year project created to promote children’s authors and illustrators of colour.

Pyjamarama

Pyjamarama is all about getting children reading - and it's back this June. Sign up your nursery, school or club today to spend a fun-filled day in PJs and help give every child a bedtime story.

In Other Words

This project provides downloadable resources to help UK publishers find and acquire children’s books in translation, as well as to help international publishers pitch their books to English language editors.

Past programmes

Find out about past BookTrust programmes and campaigns that are no longer running.

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