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We are hosting a Twitter party! Join us for the chance to win a fantastic prize

As part of Time to Read this year we are hosting a Twitter party to talk about children’s mental health and wellbeing and the connection with reading.

New BookTrust research shows half of children in the UK don’t discuss their mental health and wellbeing with their parents

Reading together can help children share their worries as BookTrust gifts over 700,000 books to reception-age children across England

New BookTrust Writer in Residence, Cerrie Burnell, to share the magic of storytelling

Cerrie Burnell, best known for her work on CBeebies and author of Harper and the Sea of Secrets and The Girl With the Shark’s Teeth, among many other books, has been appointed our new online Writer in Residence.

Calling all Reception classes in Wales… The Pori Drwy Stori explorers need your help!

In September 2019, BookTrust Cymru are launching a competition to name the Pori Drwy Stori explorers. All Reception classes in Wales can enter the name the explorers competition to win books for their school!

New Caru Canu series helps children sing and rhyme

Twt Productions’ latest series, Caru Canu (Love to Sing) kicks off on S4C’s pre-school service, Cyw. The series was developed in partnership with BookTrust Cymru and Mudiad Meithrin.

Michael Rosen unveils the hilarious books on the Lollies Awards 2020 shortlist

Discover the 12 books that have been nominated this year, including titles by David Walliams, Sophy Henn and Greg James and Chris Smith.

Patrice Lawrence, Chitra Soundar and more stars join BookTrust Represents' first training events

BookTrust Represents announces the details of its first ever training events for writers and illustrators of colour, to be held in Bradford and London in September 2019.

Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards unveils 2019 shortlist in fiercest competition yet

Discover the shortlist for the 2019 Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards, celebrating brilliant titles across five categories.

Cressida Cowell announced as new Waterstones Children’s Laureate

Cressida Cowell, the international bestselling author and illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once series and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, has today been crowned the Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2019–2021.

Patronus art auction for BookTrust kicks off celebrations marking 20 years of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Bloomsbury – the home of Harry Potter books in the UK– has joined forces with BookTrust to mark 20 years of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban with a thrilling event that celebrates the Patronus Charm in all of its magical forms.

BookTrust Storytime Prize shortlist unveiled in search for best book for sharing

Discover which seven titles have made it on to the first ever BookTrust Storytime Prize shortlist - an award which aims to find the best book for sharing with little ones.

Parents swap books for tech at bedtime, new BookTrust research discovers

Find out how BookTrust hopes their new Pyjamarama campaign will help to give every child a bedtime story.

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