How to sign up for Letterbox Club

Each participating child in the Letterbox Club for children who are looked-after gets six special book parcels: one every month, usually from May to October. The parcels are delivered to local authorities and schools, who personalise and distribute them to the children over this six-month period.

Main registration is now closed for 2018. However, if you are a local authority or school interested in finding out more about Letterbox Club, please call the team on 020 7801 8805 or email

Local authorities and schools can use Pupil Premium Plus for looked after children and Pupil Premium for other vulnerable children, to fund the programme. Letterbox Club reached 11,000 children across the UK in 2017.

 Letterbox Club parcelsThese are the available Letterbox Club parcel sets:

  • Letterbox Purple - designed for children aged 3-5 in the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Letterbox Orange - designed for children in Year 1, to follow them into Year 2
  • Letterbox Yellow - designed for children aged 7-9 who are not yet reading independently. Maths materials focus on counting up to ten
  • Letterbox Blue - designed for children in Year 3, to follow them into Year 4
  • Letterbox Red - designed for children in Year 5, to follow them into Year 6
  • Letterbox Green - designed for children in Year 7, to follow them into Year 8

Also of interest

Letterbox Club

Inspire a love of reading

Letterbox Club focuses on improving the educational outlook for children aged 5-13 in foster families by providing them with a parcel of books, maths activities and educational materials every month for six months.

Our programmes

Find out about our programmes

Learn more about our range of projects and campaigns, designed to help people of all ages and backgrounds enjoy reading and writing.

What's happening?

Stay up to date

Make sure you don't miss a thing with BookTrust's news and blogs about everything to do with the children's book world.