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McIlveen confirms funding for Bookstart Baby programme

A programme to encourage a love of reading in children from a young age in Northern Ireland is to be part-funded by the Department of Education.

Coming soon: A new public library experience to help more families ‘discover the joy of reading’

This autumn, we will pilot a new and exciting national library experience called BookTrust Storytime, to support families with children aged 0-5 – especially those who are disadvantaged – engage with their local public library and develop an ongoing reading habit.

BookTrust helps CBeebies update their Storytime app to support families on their reading journeys

The all-new updated CBeebies Storytime app features ten interactive stories to enjoy on the go, to help families on their reading journeys.

The Duchess of Cornwall joins Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell MBE to open 'Life-changing Library' at Griffin Primary School in Wandsworth

This morning, The Duchess of Cornwall joined Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell MBE at Griffin Primary School in Wandsworth, South London to formally open their newly built, bespoke ‘Life-changing Library’.

BookTrust teams up with over 20 other organisations to celebrate a Summer of Reading

Find out about the Summer of Reading, a full programme of events and activities to help get children and families reading over the coming months.

Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell launches flagship Life-changing Libraries project

Find out about Cressida Cowell's Life-changing Libraries project, which will transform six primary school library spaces - and why she's calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ring-fence funding for school libraries.

Onjali Q. Raúf announced as BookTrust Writer in Residence

We're incredibly excited to announce author and activist Onjali Q. Raúf as our new Writer in Residence.

A Kind of Spark and A Day in the Life of a Poo, A Gnu and You are crowned winners of the 2021 Blue Peter Book Awards

We're excited to announce the winners of the 2021 Blue Peter Book Awards.

BookTrust Represents, Knights Of and CLPE unveil new Black British anthology Happy Here

A copy of Happy Here - featuring ten Black British authors and ten Black British illustrators - will be sent to every primary school in England.

BookTrust and the Sun on Sunday team up for Books For Kids campaign

Find out more about the Books for Kids campaign, which aims to get books out to the children who need them most during the coronavirus lockdown.

Swearing, forgetting their Ps and Qs and spending too long on their phones: parents reveal what children tell them off for

Parents across the UK are no strangers to getting into trouble and being told off by their children, according to a new poll.

This Is Owl rules the roost and wins the BookTrust Storytime Prize 2020

Libby Walden and Jacqui Lee's playful book is named the best book for sharing with babies and children under 5 in a virtual ceremony.

#PassThePen unveils pairings taking part in campaign to promote authors and illustrators of colour

Find out which authors and illustrators will be taking over the Instagram accounts of famous names during #PassThePen.

Representation in children’s books still not reflective of society, says BookTrust and CLPE

Findings from BookTrust Represents and CLPE’s research show some positive progress over the past three years, but there remains a long way to go for representation in children’s books and publishing to mirror UK society.

Detectives, discoveries and incredible people from history make the line-up as the 2021 Blue Peter Book Awards contenders are revealed

The six shortlisted titles for the 2021 Blue Peter Book Awards are revealed...

Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards 2020 Winners Announced

Sainsbury's have announced the 2020 winners of their prestigious Children's Book Awards.

BookTrust Represents and Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell team up to promote authors and illustrators of colour with #PassThePen

Find out more about the #PassThePen campaign, which will see high-profile authors and illustrators handing over their Instagram accounts to emerging creators of colour.

Elmer and Mr Benn creator David McKee wins BookTrust's Lifetime Achievement Award

The author and illustrator behind much-loved favourites like Elmer and Not Now, Bernard has been recognised for his incredible body of work.

BookTrust launches Time to Read campaign to help 740,000 children start school

Find out more about BookTrust's 2020 Time to Read campaign, which will reach 740,000 children across England and Northern Ireland.

Smriti Halls named as BookTrust's new Writer in Residence

Smriti will be exploring how to bring books to life and how stories can help children through difficult times during her six-month residency.

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