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More than a quarter of a million school children experiencing literary poverty

BookTrust research has revealed that more than a quarter of a million school children are currently experiencing literary poverty

Big Welsh Rhyme Time: What’s happening 10th to 14th February 2020

Here at BookTrust Cymru we can’t wait for Big Welsh Rhyme. Our Wales-wide celebration of songs and rhymes is taking place 10th-14th 2020. It aims to promote and encourage fun and enjoyable rhyme sharing activity for children in Wales aged 0-5, in Welsh and English.

Cyril and Pat by Emily Gravett crowned winner of first ever BookTrust Storytime Prize

The award, set up to celebrate the best books for sharing with little ones, is won by a charming rhyming story about friendship.

'It's really never too early to share a book': Paul Howard-Jones to give BookTrust Annual Lecture

Paul Howard-Jones will explore the power of reading with and to children from an evolutionary perspective at the BookTrust Annual Lecture today.

The Big Announcement… The Pori Drwy Stori explorers have been named!

The Pori Drwy Stori explorer names have now been chosen and a box of books will be sent to every Reception class that submitted a winning entry. We’re excited to announce the Pori Drwy Stori explorer names and congratulate the winning schools.

Marta Altés kicks off the 2019-20 Arts Council NI Author Tour as all primary one pupils receive her book

In October, BookTrust NI welcomed Marta Altés to Northern Ireland as the first author in our 2019-20 Author Tour, which coincided with every primary one child receiving a free Time to Read pack.

Here are the 2020 Blue Peter Book Awards contenders – and there's something for everyone

Deadly frogs that dart poison, space adventurers, coping with grief, misfits with a mission and inspirational children changing the world are just some of the themes from the brilliant line-up of titles shortlisted for the 2020 Blue Peter Book Awards.

Just one book can brighten a vulnerable child's Christmas: BookTrust launches festive fundraising campaign

Find out how you could help send a special book gift to a child who is vulnerable or looked after by getting involved with BookTrust's Christmas campaign.

BookTrust Cymru celebrates 10 years of Letterbox Club in Wales

2019 is a very special year for us – we’re proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Letterbox Club in Wales.

Join BookTrust Cymru to celebrate the Big Welsh Rhyme Time 2020

Join us for the second year of our celebration of sharing rhymes and songs for early-years children across Wales, from 10–14 February 2020.

The Duchess of Cornwall hosts celebratory tea for Waterstones Children’s Laureate 20th anniversary

The Duchess of Cornwall has hosted a tea at Clarence House yesterday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Waterstones Children’s Laureate.

Meet who's judging the Blue Peter Book Awards for its 20th anniversary

TV presenter and actress Meryl Fernandes joins an impressive judging panel for the 2020 Blue Peter Book Awards.

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