Welcome to BookTrust Cymru

BookTrust Cymru works to inspire a love of reading in children because we know that reading can transform lives.

Every year, we give out over 175,000 carefully chosen books to children in Wales and over 230,000 literacy and numeracy resources. This work is funded by the Welsh Government.

Foundation girl in Wales

Our work supports every family in Wales from their child’s first year of life right through to the end of their Reception year in school, starting with the gift of two BookTrust books in the Bookstart Baby pack.

Reading for pleasure has a dramatic impact on educational outcomes and wellbeing, and social mobility, and is also a huge pleasure in itself. We know that parents and carers can make a huge difference to their child by reading with them regularly, sharing rhymes and supporting them in their learning.

Our books, guidance and resources are delivered via health, library, schools and early years practitioners, and are supported with advice and additional materials to encourage a reading and learning habit.

BookTrust programmes in Wales

Letterbox Club in Wales

The Letterbox Club encourages reading for pleasure and learning at home. It helps to improve the educational outlook for children who are looked-after. In Wales, parcels include additional books and materials in Welsh.

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.

Bookstart in Wales

It’s never too early to start sharing books, stories and rhymes. Through Bookstart, BookTrust Cymru makes sure that every child in Wales has their own books at home and supports families to read together regularly.

Also for Wales

Latest resources for Wales

  • Story – a Bookstart poem.pdf

    Download your own copy of this special poem written by Casia Wiliam, Bardd Plant Cymru, to celebrate Bookstart’s 25th...

  • Stori – cerdd Dechrau Da

    Lawrlwythwch eich copi eich hun o’r gerdd arbennig hon a gyfansoddwyd gan Casia Wiliam, Bardd Plant Cymru, i ddathlu ...

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