Bring joy to children this Christmas with the magic of books

A gift from you could mean a child finally has a book to call their own.

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For so many of us, the magic of books begins as a child.

It’s a cuddle and a story before bedtime. It’s reading about monsters and mayhem whilst being safely tucked up in bed. It’s that new book smell which promises adventure and faraway lands. It’s unlocking an imagination that can last a lifetime.

Yet for too many children, books are a luxury their family can’t afford. They may never have had a book to call their own.

But you could change this.

BookTrust wants to deliver book parcels to food banks across the country to make sure that, as well as food on the table, children have presents under the tree. We’re also hoping to deliver books to children in care, who may be spending their first Christmas in an unfamiliar home.

We can't do it without you. Will you help?  

As well as a book — or two! — our festive book parcels include a beautifully illustrated bookmark and poster plus a heartfelt letter from an author.

But it’s so much more than a book parcel. It’s joy. It’s wonder. It’s discovering worlds unknown. It’s making sure children feel special this Christmas. It’s magic, when it’s needed most.

Donate £10 today and bring joy to more children this Christmas with the magic of books.  

The difference you make

Julie square case study

"I love seeing children’s faces when they’re given their books"

Julie, Director at Our House

“Thank you for my book about animals. I love it. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”

L, recipient in 2022

Donate today so more children discover the magic of books this Christmas

You can help spread the word

We’d love you to join us in spreading the word about the BookTrust 2023 Christmas Appeal.

To help you we’ve created a social media toolkit which includes ideas for social media posts and images you can use.

Download the guide to using the social media toolkit (pdf)

Download the social media toolkit

Just £10 could change a child’s Christmas with the magic of books. Donate now

Help more children wake up to the magic of books this Christmas.

This year we hope to deliver 17,000 festive book parcels, reaching more children than ever before. But we can’t do it without you. Will you help?

Donate now