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BookTrust partners with ClearVision Project to bring Braille books to children

BookTrust works with the ClearVision Project to create a braille adaptation of Nadia Shireen's book The Bumblebear so that more children can enjoy the story.

Is fiction actually stranger than fact? Decide for yourself as the 2019 Blue Peter Book Awards contenders are revealed

Explosive experiments, Egyptian colours, sneezing fits, fitting in, standing out and unbreakable family bonds, are all themes from the cracking line-up of titles that makes up the 2019 Blue Peter Book Awards shortlist.

BookTrust celebrates 20 years of the Waterstones Children’s Laureate

Today, we unveil the first plans for our celebration of 20 years of the Waterstones Children's Laureate in 2019. Here's what you can look forward to...

The Big Welsh Rhyme Time is coming

Schools, nurseries and libraries across Wales will be celebrating songs and rhymes with the Big Welsh Rhyme Time this November. Find out what's in store... and how practitioners can order free certificates and stickers for their special events.

'Denying children books dumps them into a cultural wasteland,' says Baroness Floella Benjamin at BookTrust Annual Lecture

Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE will argue that books and reading have a lifelong impact on children and young people during her speech to key industry figures.

‘Every child should have access to literature and creativity,' say two Children’s Laureates

UK Waterstones Children’s Laureate Lauren Child and Laureate na nÓg Sarah Crossan share the stage and their joint vision at a BookTrust Northern Ireland event in Derry.

'Boredom and staring into space must be allowed,' says Lauren Child at BookTrust NI event

Lauren Child joins Myra Zepf and Bruce Ingman for a lively discussion about creativity on her first visit to Queens University Belfast as Waterstones Children's Laureate.

Fake news not fooling kids who read, says BookTrust and leading developmental psychologist

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 to judge Blue Peter Book Awards 2019

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.

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