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Understanding imagery and identifying visual clues in illustrated books helps young children to make sense of wider topics as they get older – and is an important part of a child's development.
Louise Pentland, Alex T Smith and Darren Chetty will join Blue Peter editor Ewan Vinnicombe to pick the shortlists for Best Story and Best Book with Facts.
Nicola Davies, prolific author of children’s books, has been appointed the new Writer in Residence for BookTrust – and she wants to encourage children to get outside and seek out nature.
Find out which other books triumphed in the fifth year of the Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards.
Free books for toddlers as BookTrust NI and SONI celebrate their partnership to get more children reading
Local pre-school children in Garvagh enjoyed a morning of storytime and rhymes this August - and received a free Bookstart pack to take home.
BookTrust is partnering with Sainsbury's again for its Children's Book Awards, which aim to celebrate the best titles in children's publishing.
Recent research has shown that many children are starting school without basic life skills - but books can help.
BookTrust's Writer in Residence Nadia Shireen chooses the five winners of her creative writing competition, all about children putting themselves at the centre of their stories.
Children from Ravenscroft Nursery celebrated the launch of BookTrust’s National Bookstart Week at Window on Wildlife in Belfast Harbour this June.