Programmes and campaigns

Each year BookTrust reaches 3.4 million children across the UK with books, resources and support to help develop a love of reading.

Our books and resources are delivered via health, library, schools and early years practitioners, and are supported with guidance to encourage the reading habit. Find out more about our programmes and campaigns.

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Find out everything you need to know about our flagship early years programme Bookstart, the world's first national book-gifting scheme, with information for families and practitioners.

Time to Read

Time to Read gives a free book to every Reception aged child in England. Find out how your family can get involved with Time to Read and have fun with our reading tips, activity ideas and book recommendations.

Pori Drwy Stori

Pori Drwy Stori is the national programme for Reception-aged children in Wales, brought to you by BookTrust Cymru. It is fully bilingual and is funded by Welsh Government to support literacy, numeracy and family engagement in the Foundation Phase.

The Letterbox Club

The Letterbox Club aims to inspire a love of reading and engagement with numeracy in children aged 3-13 who are looked-after. They are enrolled by local authorities and schools across the UK, and receive a parcel of books, maths activities and educational materials every month for six months.

School Library Pack

The School Library Pack is a reading for pleasure programme giving free books to any secondary school or education provider in England with Year 7 students. Containing over 40 books, the pack can not only boost your library resources but also encourage students to try reading different types of books.


Bookbuzz supports schools to encourage reading for pleasure. Participating schools give their students the opportunity to choose their own book to keep from a list of 17 titles suitable for children in Year 7 or 8 and selected by a panel of experts.


Spark is a programme for special schools designed to inspire a love of stories and books in children with additional needs.

Past programmes

Find out about past BookTrust programmes and campaigns that are no longer running.