Welcome to BookTrust Cymru

BookTrust Cymru works to inspire a love of reading in children because we know that reading can transform lives.

Every year, we give out over 175,000 carefully chosen books to children in Wales and over 230,000 literacy and numeracy resources. This work is funded by the Welsh Government.

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.


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BookTrust programmes in Wales

Bookstart in Wales

Through Bookstart, BookTrust Cymru gives every child in Wales their own books to have at home and supports families to read together regularly.

Letterbox Club in Wales

The Letterbox Club in Wales delivers colourful parcels of books, maths games and stationery to looked-after children in partnership with local authorities. The parcels include specially selected books and resources to reflect Welsh language and culture. The Welsh Government provides funding for a significant number of children in care, aged 3-13 years, with places available for more children through other funding sources.

Pori Drwy Stori

Free resources for children as they start Reception class in all maintained schools in Wales: an exciting bilingual programme to support children’s literacy and numeracy, funded by the Welsh Government.

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Great books in Welsh and English

We've put together lists of some of our favourite children's books in Welsh and English.

Great Books for Babies in Welsh and English / Llyfrau Gwych ar gyfer Babanod yn y Gymraeg a’r Saesneg

Ydych chi’n chwilio am lyfrau Cymraeg neu Saesneg i’w darllen i’ch baban?

Are you looking for books to read to your baby in Welsh or English?

Great books for reception school children in Welsh and English / Llyfrau gwych i blant derbyn yn Gymraeg a Saesneg

Mae rhaglen Pori Drwy Stori Derbyn yn ysbrydoli cariad at lyfrau, storïau a rhigymau yng Nghymru. Rydyn ni wedi dewis rhai o’n hoff lyfrau a all helpu i ddatblygu sgiliau siarad, gwrando a rhifedd.

Our Pori Drwy Stori Reception programme inspires a love of books, stories and rhymes in Wales. We’ve picked out some of our favourite books that can help develop …

Rhyming books in Welsh and English / Llyfrau mydr ac odl yn Gymraeg a Saesneg

The Books Council of Wales have selected some of their favourite rhyming books in Welsh and English. It aims to promote and encourage fun and enjoyable rhyme sharing activity for children in Wales aged 0-5, in Welsh and English.

Mae Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru wedi dewis rhai o'u hoff lyfrau sy'n odli yn Gymraeg a Saesneg.

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