More about Letterbox Club
Books for the Letterbox Club parcels are carefully selected by an independent panel of experts each year. A range of different genres is included, such as: fairy tales, classic and contemporary stories, picture books, novelty/joke books, poetry, non-fiction and audio books.
Letterbox Club is grateful for the help of its patrons and supporters including Dame Jacqueline Wilson and the Rt Hon. Alan Johnson.
The Letterbox Club encourages reading for pleasure and learning at home. It helps to improve the educational outlook for children who are looked-after. In Wales, parcels include additional books and materials in Welsh.
The Letterbox Club in Scotland was launched following a pilot for 150 children in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverclyde, Aberdeenshire and Highlands. The programme is now funded via subscription from individual local councils, schools or libraries.
The Letterbox Club in Northern Ireland is funded by Fostering Network Northern Ireland as part of its Fostering Achievement programme, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Government. Once signed-up each child receives their own colourful parcel of books, maths games, stationery every month for six months.
Sign-up for Letterbox Club 2018 is currently open. Local authorities and schools can use Pupil Premium Plus for looked after children and Pupil Premium for other vulnerable children, to fund the programme.
Learn more about our range of projects and campaigns, designed to help people of all ages and backgrounds enjoy reading and writing.
Time to Read
Let's read more with children, whatever their age - because brilliant things happen when families find Time to Read. Every four-year-old in England will get a free book to enjoy and share this September, through our Time to Read initiative.