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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 Lauren Child is the Waterstones Children's Laureate for 2017-19: a role awarded once every two years to an eminent writer or illustrator of children's books to celebrate their outstanding achievement.
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.
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Help us make a difference to children throughout the UK. We can all do a bit more when we're supported by our Friends.
'I hate reading. It's hard, often boring, and very lonely.' Get tips on how to encourage reluctant readers, and find out about the three things that changed everything for one writer.
Bookmark: books and disability
Find advice and book recommendations for families, teachers, librarians, authors and publishers.