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.

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 Welsh Government provides funding for a set number of children to participate in the Letterbox Club each year. Find out more and look inside the book parcels.

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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Also for Wales

Latest resources for Wales


  • 'Mae darllen yn weithgaredd gwych i’ch helpu chi i feithrin perthynas agos â’ch plentyn a siarad am eu diwrnod. Mae hefyd yn helpu i greu trefn feunyddiol dda, sy’n gwneud i blant deimlo’n fwy diogel a hyderus. ' - Emma Kenny, seicolegydd preswyl @thismorning #AmseriDdarllen https://t.co/LskcBkkhgQ 1 day ago
  • 'Reading is a great activity to help you bond with your child and talk about their day. It also helps to create good routines, which make children feel safer and more confident.' - Emma Kenny, @thismorning resident psychologist #TimeToRead https://t.co/opMcdFdsv5 1 day ago
  • That magical ten minutes doesn’t just help engage children in stories and reading; it also relaxes them, helps them understand the world around them. #TimeToRead https://t.co/rh8L8O2ZUD 2 day ago
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