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Booktrust

Inspiring a love of books at whatever age or stage of your life. With news, book reviews, booklists, author interviews, blogs, competitions, quizzes including specialist areas for translated fiction, short stories, picture books, gaphic novels and poetry. Join our online writer in residence and develop your own writing skills the help of our guides on how to write before submitting your work to one of the short story competitions and magazines we list. Find out about prizes and awards, our bookgifting programmes, projects and campaigns. Explore the wealth of information and resources about children's, teenage and young adult books including illustrators and their galleries. Find a book for yourself, your family or friends with our themed bookfinder. Use our resource finder to discover a large range of downloadable and interactive resources for all ages, now incorporating all our Children's Book Week and Everybody Writes resources for teachers. Explore our Bookmark web resource to find information, books and advice relating to disability and children's books.

Visit the Booktrust website

 

Bookstart

Information and resources for Bookstart, which aims to give free packs of books to babies and toddlers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Includes guidance on reading with your child, games, an events map and downloadable activity sheets.

 

Booktime

Resources for families, teachers and librarians as part of Booktime, a national programme that promotes reading for pleasure and encourages family engagement in shared reading at the time each child receives the gift of a book pack shortly after they first start school. Includes Booky's World with booklists, videos and games.

 

Bookbuzz

Book information, message boards, polls, games and resources for Bookbuzz, a national programme that aims to give a free book to every child starting secondary school in England.

 

Letterbox Club

Information about the Letterbox Club, which focuses on improving the educational outlook for children aged 7-13 in foster families by providing them with a parcel of books, maths activities and educational materials every month for six months.

Pori Drwy Stori

Resources for Pori Drwy Stori, a national programme for Wales for four- to five-year-olds funded by the Welsh Government to support literacy in the foundation phase. All children in maintained Welsh primary schools are eligible for the programme automatically. 

Visit the Pori Drwy Stori website

 

Children's Laureate

Reosurces and information about the Children's Laureate, currently Julia Donaldson.