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123 Splosh, All About Me! and Max the Brave unveiled as brand new Bookstart titles

Over a million children across England will receive a copy of David Melling's 123 Splosh, DK's All About Me! or Ed Vere's Max the Brave this year.

Michael Morpurgo gets knighthood for services to literature and charity

Michael Morpurgo, President of BookTrust and author of over 100 books for children, has received a knighthood in the recent New Year Honours list.

Bardd Plant Cymru pens poem for 25 years of Bookstart

A new poem by Casia Wiliam, Bardd Plant Cymru, celebrates 25 years of Bookstart, BookTrust’s national bookgifting programme.

Young readers dive into a Titanic book event in Belfast

Pupils from across Greater Belfast delve into the local shipyard stories that inspired Spirit of the Titanic by Irish author Nicola Pierce.

Chris Riddell inspires Belfast pupils to doodle, draw and visit their school library

As part of the BookTrust NI Author Tour, former Waterstones Children's Laureate Chris Riddell gets pupils sketching in Belfast - and meets Aslan the lion in C.S. Lewis Square.

Children want books about gaming this Christmas, according to new polling

As Christmas approaches, we're urging parents to find time to read and put the fun back into reading, by giving books that hold – rather than fight for – their child’s attention.

Eluned Morgan AM celebrates 25 years of Bookstart

BookTrust's National Bookgifting programme turns a quarter of a century.

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