Tagged: Booktrust

Leader of the pack

As Hachette UK releases its first Ethnicity Pay Gap report, Philip Jones reflects on the book trade's latest efforts to hire and publish inclusively.... Read more

Finding a home for everyone

BookTrust's c.e.o Diana Gerald explains the challenges of finding books that appeal to children of every background. Read more

Mystery shopper finally pays Waterstones for books bought nearly 50 years ago

A mystery shopper who forgot to pay for their books at a branch of Waterstones nearly 50 years ago has finally sent through the money. ... Read more

BookTrust launches book parcel Christmas appeal

Children's charity BookTrust is calling on readers and book lovers to support its Christmas appeal to send parcels to more than 16,000 disadvantaged and vulnerable... Read more

Agard makes history with BookTrust win

The prolific and esteemed wordsmith John Agard has become the first poet to win BookTrust’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more

BookTrust revitalises its baby bag with two new books

BookTrust has revitalised its Bookstart Baby bag, which provides books to all children born in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, encouraging families to start reading with their children as early as possible.... Read more

BookTrust to help disadvantaged families engage with libraries

Children’s reading charity BookTrust will pilot a new project to support disadvantaged families in engaging with their local public library this autumn. ... Read more

Children’s Laureate Cowell calls for £100m investment in school libraries

​Cressida Cowell, the Waterstones Children’s Laureate, is calling on Boris Johnson to commit to a yearly investment of £100m in primary school libraries.... Read more

Onjali Raúf becomes BookTrust writer in residence

Author and activist Onjali Raúf is taking up the post of writer in residence for BookTrust, following on from picture book writer Smriti Halls. ... Read more

Lockdown shifts in children's reading explored by WBD

Statistics suggest that while at the start of the pandemic many children and parents embraced books, reading has now reduced in 2021, while access remains... Read more

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