Impact and research

BookTrust’s work is driven by evidence.

We are working to have impact for disadvantaged children and families and children from vulnerable family backgrounds. All our work is driven by evidence: evidence on the benefits reading brings for children and families, evidence on the lives and needs of children and families, and evidence on the impact of our interventions. Use the links below to find out more about our wide programme of research, innovation and evaluation activities.

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Research and innovation

Explore research and reports across early years, primary, secondary and wider reading for pleasure. Find out what impact our programmes have on children and families.


Understanding the impact of our interventions is central to BookTrust’s work. Find out more about the impact of our programmes and activities.


Find out how our work has made a difference to parents, carers and children.

The Next Chapter - our strategy

There’s never been a more urgent time for us to inspire a new generation of children on their reading journeys. The Next Chapter sets out how we will get every child reading, regularly and by choice, so they can reap the lifechanging benefits of reading.

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