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BookTrust NI and SONI celebrate their continued partnership in Armagh

Sure Start families enjoyed a morning of playful story and rhyme time at Armagh Robinson Library to celebrate the extended partnership between SONI (System Operator for Northern Ireland) and BookTrust NI.

Tales of unexplained phenomenon and magical witches and warriors win 2018 Blue Peter Book Awards

Real-Life Mysteries and Wizards of Once take the top spots for Best Story and Best Book with Facts prize, voted for by over 500 children.

Nadia Shireen announced as the new BookTrust Writer-Illustrator in Residence

Nadia Shireen has been appointed as BookTrust's new online Writer-Illustrator in Residence.

John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury win double BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award

Two iconic children's authors and illustrators – John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury – have won the first-ever double BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award.

Author Sarah Crossan makes an 'inspiring' visit to Northern Ireland students

Award-winning author Sarah Crossan entertains over 450 pupils with poetry, prose, activities and anecdotes as part of the BookTrust Northern Ireland author tour. Watch Sarah in action with our short film of her hugely popular visit.

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.

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