The Letterbox Club

Receiving a Letterbox Club parcel

Inspiring a love of reading and engagement with numeracy in children who are looked-after.

Across the UK, children are enrolled for the Letterbox Club by local authorities and schools. Each child receives their own colourful parcel of books, maths games, stationery and other high quality materials once every month for six months, from May to October.


Find out more about the different Letterbox Club parcels for children aged 3 - 13.

For many children, it's the first time they have had a letter or a parcel through the post and for some it's the first time they have had books of their own.


The Letterbox Club is also suitable for a range of children who might benefit, such as those on the edge of care, or as part of post-adoption support.


For more information, please email the Letterbox Club team or call us on 020 7801 8805.


Key benefits:


  • Children feel 'remembered' and are excited about receiving their parcels
  • Carers/parents and their children spend more time together reading and playing games
  • Children read to others and share books
  • Increased interest and improved attainment in children's reading and number
  • Parcels are delivered despite placement moves and give continuity to the child


Local authorities and schools can use Pupil Premium Plus for children who are looked-after and Pupil Premium for other disadvantaged children.


Letterbox Club parcels are delivered to participating local authorities and schools, who then post them to the child's home address each month, or give them to the children they have enrolled in school.Please note BookTrust does not deliver directly to the child's home address.

For information about delivery, please get in touch with Stephen Rusbridge.


Award-winning children's author, Katherine Rundell, talks about the postal element of Letterbox Club and how important it was for her foster sister, Annie, to receive post.