How you shared the magic of reading in 2022-23

Find out how your donations have brought the magic of reading to children and families across the country.

All thanks to our supporters, we were able to reach more than two million children through our programmes in 2022/2023. This includes gifting festive book packs to 17,000 vulnerable children to share the magic of reading this Christmas.

Here are some of the 2022/2023 highlights made possible by book lovers like you...

Bookstart Baby

Sharing stories from the earliest moment.
Last year, over half a million Bookstart Baby packs were gifted to babies in England and Wales in their first year of life. 

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Toddler & Pre-schooler

Encouraging reading in the early years.
We developed the Bookstart Toddler and Pre-schooler packs to help carers see sharing stories as a fun way to spend time together. 

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BookTrust Storytime

Supporting more dads to get involved in Storytime.
Last year 50,000+ children across nearly 2,400 libraries took part in BookTrust Storytime activities.  

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Letterbox Club

Sharing the magic of stories.
Letterbox Club ensures specially chosen books, games and stationery get into the hands of thousands of children from vulnerable family backgrounds.  

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BookTrust Represents

Representation matters.
We know that children need to be able to see their lives reflected in stories to feel motivated, shape their attitudes towards themselves and others, and thave a desire to read.

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Your impact

A big thank you to book lovers like you!
Thank you to everyone who supported BookTrust this year. You made it possible for us to continue supporting children most in need to develop a lifelong love of reading.

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