News and features

Get up-to-the-minute news, features and stories about all things books and BookTrust.

Here you will find interviews, news, reading tips, thoughts from authors and beautiful illustration galleries – all to help your child develop a lifelong love of reading.

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News

Don't miss out on the very latest news and announcements from BookTrust, the largest children's reading charity in the UK.

Features

Read all our latest and archived features, including author interviews, picture galleries, reading tips and children's book round-ups.

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 Nicola Davies.

Press

Find all our latest press releases and contact details for the press team. In a hurry? Email the team on press@booktrust.org.uk

Thank you!

A big thank you to everyone who donated to the BookTrust Christmas appeal. With your amazing support, we have reached over 11,500 children who are vulnerable or in care with a festive book parcel, and made them feel special this Christmas.

Find out how to support BookTrust in 2019 and help get books to more children

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