What we do
We are the UK's largest reading charity and reach 3.9 million children each year with books, resources and support to help develop a love of reading.
BookTrust is national in scale and works in every region in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. We work through every local authority via children’s centres, schools, libraries and health professionals to reach families who need us most.
Our prizes and awards celebrate writing from the UK and beyond, bringing new releases to a wider audience and getting readers to engage with different types of books. Here you can also find out more about our programmes, campaigns and awards.
Our programmes, campaigns and awards
Our projects and campaigns are designed to help families enjoy reading together.
Browse through our useful resources: from lesson plans and reading tips, fun activities and tools for teachers.
Find out about all the prizes and awards that BookTrust is involved with.
Author-illustrator Cressida Cowell is the Waterstones Children's Laureate for 2019-21: a role awarded once every two years to an eminent writer or illustrator of children's books to celebrate their outstanding achievement.
Every year, we invite a notable figure to share their thoughts on the industry to an audience of authors, illustrators, publishers and influencers.
BookTrust supports children and families to experience the joy of reading and its associated benefits. Find out more about the impact of our programmes and activities.
Our work supports every family in Wales from their child’s first year of life right through to the end of their Reception year in school, starting with the gift of two BookTrust books in the Bookstart Baby pack.
Through our reader development programmes and work as an arts organisation, BookTrust in Northern Ireland makes a positive impact on children, families and local communities.
Wander into our world
Want to know more about who BookTrust is and what we do?
We've put together a guide to our programmes, campaigns and research so you can find out all about our work and the difference we make.
Looking for something fun as a family?
Enjoy storytime with our free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in our book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.
Book suggestions that your child will love
Looking for your child's next book or a reading list on a certain issue? See the best new books and children's classics that we recommend.
Bookmark: books and disability
Find advice and book recommendations for families, teachers, librarians, authors and publishers.