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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Order and collect your FREE Bookstart pack from your library

All children in Wales are entitled to two fantastic Bookstart packs before the age of three, which are now available to order and collect for free from selected libraries.

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BookTrust programmes in Wales

Bookstart in Wales

Through Bookstart, BookTrust Cymru give 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 is 10 years old. Over the last decade Letterbox Club has sent parcels to over 10,000 children in Wales.

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.

Fun at home for families in Wales

Looking for ways to entertain your children while they're at home? Take a look at our weekly schedule of events and activities.

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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 …

Stories to read out loud in Welsh and English / Storïau i'w darllen ar goedd yn Gymraeg a Saesneg

To celebrate National Storytelling Week in Wales, we’ve put together our favourite books that are best read aloud.

I ddathlu Wythnos Genedlaethol Adrodd Stori yng Nghymru, rydyn ni wedi llunio rhestr o’n hoff lyfrau sydd wych i'w darllen ar goedd (yn uchel).

Also for families in Wales

Latest resources for Wales


  • Taith Ddigidol AmserGartref BookTrust Cymru Gall athrawon ac ymarferwyr sy’n gweithio gyda phlant yng Nghymru fynychu un o’r sesiynau hyn drwy glicio ar y linc Eventbrite isod. Hyd: 30 munud Cofrestru yma: https://t.co/XLOKOn2aZA @GwEGogleddCymru https://t.co/H6NTTdwQOw 11 hours ago
  • BookTrust Cymru HomeTime Digital Tour Practitioners working with children in Wales can register to attend one of these sessions by clicking the Eventbrite link below. Duration: 30 Minuites Register here: https://t.co/XLOKOnjMoa @WelshLibraries https://t.co/1P7niD9zzV 11 hours ago
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