Why reading matters

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.

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Impact

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.

Research

Explore research and reports across early years, primary, secondary and wider reading for pleasure. Find out what impact our programmes have on children and families.

Case studies

Read our case studies on how we work with families and professionals to get children loving reading.

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Books can change lives

Our programmes

Find out more about how we support families and practitioners to get children reading for fun.

Bookfinder

Find your next book

Use the Bookfinder to find the perfect book for you, your family and friends.

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.

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Christmas is an especially tough time for a child in care. A surprise book gift shows them that someone cares – will you be that someone?

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