Time to Read for teachers or home educators

Research shows that a child who reads for fun will do better in all subjects, even maths. We can help you encourage reading for pleasure at YOUR school with our Time to Read programme.

Free book for every Reception child in England: Little Monkey by Marta Altés

From September 2018, every Reception pupil in England will receive Little Monkey by Marta Altés (Macmillan) to enjoy and share at home. 

  • Get more packs for schools 

    Ordering of extra packs is now closed.
  • Order packs for home educators

    Home educators can order packs by filling out an online order form for 4-5 year olds who would be in Reception, were they attending school.
  • Any issues, contact timetoread@booktrust.org.uk

Pupils of every age can also benefit from our blogs, recommended reads and school resources below. 

Time to Read for families: what you need to know

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Spread the world on social media:

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Have fun in the classroom

Activities to try

Teacher tips

Posters to use

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Our programmes

Find out about our programmes

Learn more about our range of projects and campaigns, designed to help people of all ages and backgrounds enjoy reading and writing.

Resources to use

Find out about our resources

From fun lesson plans to posters for your children's centre, find out more and search for resources which are right for you.

Waterstones Children's Laureate

Find out about Lauren Child

Find out everything that's going on with the tenth Waterstones Children's Laureate, Lauren Child, as she takes on the job from 2017-2019.