Our partners

We are incredibly grateful to all of our supporters. Their generous commitment of time and money help us ensure that nobody misses out on the life-changing benefits that reading can bring.

What our supporters say

Thanks to the flair of BookTrust, a multi-dimensional process has been made to appear smooth, seamless and straightforward.

Boyd Tonkin, The Independent

Working together with BookTrust has been great and it's incredibly rewarding knowing that we've made a real difference for some of the most disadvantaged children in the UK.

Sandra Taylor, Waterstones

We believe that every child should get equal access to books and should be motivated to read, regularly and by choice. Hence, we are proud to support BookTrust.

Penny Bailey, KnowAll Matrix

How our partners have helped

Waterstones logoWaterstones has supported BookTrust as its chosen charity since 2013. During this time, employees and customers of Waterstones have helped raise over £1,000,000 for BookTrust. Since the partnership began Waterstones shops and booksellers have been involved in a number of initiatives from organising fancy dress competitions to author events and story time sessions; selling a range of charity Christmas cards and donating the carrier bag charge to BookTrust. The partnership demonstrates a shared mission to get children and families reading for pleasure and has helped fund programmes such as Bookstart which reaches all families in England and Wales and the Letterbox Club for children in care and helping to ensure that all children, including those who need us the most, have access to books and to reading. 

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Since 2017, Renaissance Learning has supported a number of activities that BookTrust runs for primary and secondary schools. This includes supporting our Great Books Guide given free to all primary schools, a series of primary and secondary school stakeholder events, our School Library Pack and, in 2017, our prestigious annual lecture, which was given by Waterstones Children's Laureate, Lauren Child. Renaissance Learning is a leading provider of cloud-based assessments for students of all ages. For over 30 years, Renaissance Accelerated Reader has been motivating children of all ages and abilities from across the world to read books for pleasure. Find out more.

Knowall Matrix logoBailey Solutions
Bailey Solutions is supporting School Library and Special School Library Pack 2021 - one of BookTrust's core reading for pleasure programmes for English secondary schools. Thanks to funding from Bailey Solutions, we are able to provide free books to mainstream schools in England, with a year 7 intake (or equivalent) including those with a substantial number of children on free school meals. The School Library Pack contains carefully selected books, to help boost school libraries, broaden students reading and encourage them to try different genres and authors.

Bailey Solutions offers secondary school libraries a software solution - Knowall Matrix, which helps teachers and students build a learning culture, and assists school libraries and students to acquire                                                                               knowledge, skills, and personal development that they will use                                                                           throughout their lives. Find out more


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Browns Books for Students
Browns Books for Students is the UK's leading supplier of books and eBooks for schools and libraries. For the past two years, Browns Books have kindly supported our School Library Pack and have offered a special discount for schools who buy titles from our list of recommended reads.

Browns Books provide a quality service for schools and a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles at competitive prices. Their website is host to every UK book in print and a database of over 8 million titles.

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DK supported BookTrust as their Charity of the Year in 2017 and 2018 to help transform the lives of children across the nation through reading. DK engaged in a wide range of employee-led fundraising activities during the year; from bake off competitions, to hosting book sales, to encouraging all staff to join in a sponsored walk through London, to participating in challenge events. Every employee from DK's London-based office has helped to raise vital funds for BookTrust and getting more children reading for pleasure.

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Since 2020 BookTrust has partnered with Jobtrain - the market leading recruitment software provider. Jobtrain commits a percentage of its turnover every year to the Jobtrain Foundation, which helped to fund the festive book parcels sent to children who are vulnerable or in care as part of the BookTrust Christmas appeal in 2020. Jobtrain also provided support to our life-changing libraries project and helped ensure children across the country don't miss out on the opportunity to read for pleasure and experience the life-changing benefits that reading brings. Find out more about Jobtrain.

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In Spring 2019 JoJo Maman Bébé will be encouraging bed time reading to families with young children. JoJo Maman Bébé will be giving out copies of one of BookTrust's early years books with the purchase of every pair of pyjamas, to coincide with BookTrust's Pyjamarama campaign.

JoJo Maman Bébé is a UK-based multi-channel maternity wear and baby clothing retailer, founded in 1993, with 90 stores in the UK.

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Reading Cloud has partnered with BookTrust on a number of projects this year, and thanks to their support, six primary schools in England have been set up with a library management system Reading Cloud as part of Life-changing Libraries which we have run with Cressida Cowell’s as her flagship project as the Waterstones Children’s Laureate.

Reading for pleasure and school libraries are fundamental when it comes to literacy, student attainment and student wellbeing and Reading Cloud has been on a mission to help thousands of schools promote reading for pleasure for over 30 years. Now part of the ParentPay group, Reading Cloud library systems have exciting & innovative product development plans being put into place in the                                                                      coming year.

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Rising Stars Reading Planet
Rising Stars Reading Planet supported our Life Changing Libraries project by helping BookTrust to establish libraries at primary schools in England. They also provided hundreds of interactive eBooks which school pupils could access in school and home. Reading Planet books and eBooks aim to reflect readers' worlds through stories, characters and themes that celebrate diversity and champion individuality and well-being. The reading scheme was established in 2016 and is now used and loved by thousands of primary school children, teachers and parents in the UK and across the world.

                                                             The Gro Company
The Gro CompanyIn 2018 Gro and BookTrust launched a brand partnership that promotes the importance of establishing a bedtime routine for babies from an early age.

Within the partnership, Grobath products will feature BookTrust's Bath Book Bed campaign with a sticker appearing on all products within the bathtime range. The partnership was also being promoted by a video available on Gro's social media channels, website and YouTube, as well as consumer ads in parenting magazines.

The Gro Company is a global nursery brand and is an award-winning and industry accredited manufacturer of safer sleep.

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Wall Art
As part of Cressida Cowell's 'Life-Changing Libraries' project, six schools in the UK have received a fully kitted-out new library. As one our sponsors, Promote Your School donated the design, print and installation of bespoke Wall Art for each school.

Promote Your School is an education design agency with over twenty years' experience. They design bespoke Wall Art for schools in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.

Learn more about their work

Our supporters include:


       Arts & Business Northern Ireland logo                   Arts Council England logo                        Arts Council Northern Ireland logo


       The Mohn Westlake Foundation                          Unwin Charitable Trust                            Welsh Government Logo


Scottish BookTrust logo


Our commercial partners include:


                       Belfast Harbour Logo                        Bloomsbury Education                           Reading Cloud                        


                                            FG Library and Learning logo      First Book Logo                  Jobtrain logo                                       


             Knowall logoRising Stars logo            SONI Logo                    


Tonies logo       Usborne logo  Wall Art logo 


    Warner Bros studio tour logo                           Winckworth Sherwood logo

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BookTrust supports children and families to experience the joy of reading and its associated benefits through our programmes and activities.