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How our Northern Ireland Authors tour helped get children reading

As our Northern Ireland Authors tour comes to an end, we look back on the impact it had on the schools we visited.

Award-winning author & screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce revealed as new Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2024-2026

Frank Cottrell-Boyce revealed as new Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2024-2026

What schools think about Bookbuzz – survey results are in!

Find out what teachers think about our reading for pleasure initiative Bookbuzz, as we share the results of our survey.

BookTrust announce the BookTrust Storytime book of the year for children under five

Children’s book Are You a Monster, by Guilherme Karsten and published by Happy Yak has been recognised as the best new book for sharing with young children, by the UK’s leading children’s reading charity, BookTrust.

BookTrust and Big Give: Double the joy of reading together

Find out how your donation to BookTrust could be doubled this week, helping us to reach children and families with the magic of reading.

Pyjamarama 2024: Registrations are open for the ultimate reading day!

Find out how you can get involved with a day celebrating books and raising money - all in the comfort of your PJs!

#PassThePen: Emerging authors and illustrators of colour in the spotlight

#PassThePen is returning as established authors and illustrators hand over their social media accounts to up-and-coming creators of colour.

Strictly’s Carlos Gu returns to Blackpool to launch CBeebies Bedtime Stories and BookTrust collaboration

Find out about BookTrust's new collaboration with CBeebies - beginning with a special family event at Blackpool Central Library.

Registrations now open for BookTrust’s Letterbox Club 2024-25 programme

Letterbox Club registrations for this year are now open! For over 20 years and one of BookTrust’s flagship programmes, Letterbox Club has helped thousands of children with reading and numeracy and introduced them to the joy of reading.

Rashmi Sirdeshpande unveiled as BookTrust's new Writer in Residence

The award-winning author will explore the power of non-fiction during her six months in the role.

Big Welsh Rhyme Time brings bilingual rhyming fun to children in Wales

BookTrust Cymru, the children’s reading charity, is encouraging families, schools, and early years spaces across Wales to join in with Big Welsh Rhyme Time 2024. launches new charitable initiative ‘Read It Forward’ with BookTrust

10% of all children's book sales on in February 2024 will go to BookTrust - find out more here.

Author Sophy Henn joins the BookTrust Northern Ireland Stories tour

Pupils got to meet Sophy Henn and learn some amazing animal facts on her tour of Northern Ireland schools.

Reading Together: BookTrust joins forces with all 12 Children's Laureates to call for investment in early years reading

BookTrust teams up with all 12 Waterstones Children's Laureates to publish an open letter calling for investment in early years reading.

Flying enthusiast takes to the skies to raise money for BookTrust

We’re constantly in awe of the unique ways people fundraise for us to help get children reading – including Nic Orchard, who has flown her own aeroplane in support of BookTrust several times. Here’s her story.

BookTrust and Adoption Focus supporting families through shared reading

Find out how BookTrust and Adoption Focus are working together to bring the joy and benefits of shared reading to adoptive families.

BookTrust celebrates double win at the prestigious MRS Awards

Find out about BookTrust's success at the Market Research Society Awards - and how we're using research to improve our work with families.

Sharing books and bears to get children reading – BookTrust and Build-A-Bear Foundation

Working with a number of BookTrust’s partners across the country, Build-A-Bear Foundation has generously donated funds and over 800 reading buddy bears to nurseries and children’s centres to help get children reading.

New research from BookTrust reveals the impact of parental reading enjoyment on children’s reading habits

Find out about our latest research, exploring the importance of parents and carers' own reading enjoyment on their children's reading habits.

BookTrust and Kinship partner to empower kinship carers through shared reading

Find out about BookTrust's exciting new partnership with Kinship, bringing books and support to more families.

Share the magic of books with children who need it most, with BookTrust's 2023 Christmas appeal

Find out how you can help to share the magic of books with children who are in care or visiting a food bank this Christmas.

Letterbox Club: Our impact in 2023

Letterbox Club is a vital part of BookTrust’s commitment to supporting children from vulnerable family backgrounds. Our latest report shows the impact we made in 2023.

BookTrust Storytime returns to Northern Ireland to help make visiting the library a regular part of family life

Find out how BookTrust's programme for engaging families with visiting their local library has been scaled up in Northern Ireland with support from Libraries NI.

New mum writes and publishes children’s book during maternity leave to raise money for BookTrust

Find out about Phili, who is donating the proceeds of her new children's book to BookTrust.

RENEW X BookTrust: The Biodiversity Storytelling Summit 2023

The very first Biodiversity Storytelling Summit took place at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew on Thursday 19 October.

Black British Book Festival returns to celebrate inclusivity in literature

BookTrust attended several of the Black British Book Festival’s incredible line-up of pop-up events to showcase the work of Black British authors in the heart of communities across the UK.

BookTrust research highlights the importance of multiple 'reading influencers'

Find out how multiple 'reading influencers' can have a big impact on a child's reading journey, based on findings from BookTrust's Family Survey.

Waterstones Children's Laureate Joseph Coelho set to complete epic library marathon

Find out about the epic library marathon taken on by Waterstones Children's Laureate Joseph Coelho - and how he will end in style during National Libraries Week.

“Fun is fundamental”: Michelle Robinson brings the fun of reading together to her role as BookTrust’s new Writer in Residence

Award-winning author Michelle Robinson has been announced as the new Writer in Residence at BookTrust

BookTrust and St Christopher’s Fellowship champion family-focused reading this summer

BookTrust and foster families from St Christopher's Fellowship are working together to design a new reading programme for children in and on the edge of care.

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