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BookTrust transforms lives by getting children and families reading

BookTrust is the UK's largest children's reading charity. Each year we reach 2.5 million children across the UK with books, resources and support to help develop a love of reading, because we know that reading can transform lives.


Our flagship programme Bookstart reaches every child in England and Wales in their first year.


Our books and resources are delivered via health, library, schools and early years practitioners, and are supported with guidance to encourage the reading habit. Reading for pleasure has a dramatic impact on educational outcomes, wellbeing and social mobility, and is also a huge pleasure in itself. We are committed to starting children on their reading journey and supporting them throughout.

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Did you know?

  • Letterbox Club has sent 331,866 parcels to 55,311 children across the UK since the programme began in 2007.

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