Thanksgiving Gratitude

Ever wonder what it's like to be on the ground as a Book Trust educator? Katie from Nebraska, wrote in to share the inspiring daily experiences she has with her students and their newly donated books.

Our endless thanks to Katie for igniting a passion for reading in young minds and to you, our Book Trust community, for making life-changing donations to educators like Katie and her students.

Hurrah for the Wisconsin Wonder Teachers

A group of ingenious teachers in Wisconsin are squeezing an extra bit of goodness from Book Trust – and using it to help even more kids at their school.

Children’s Books: Available Only in White

Millions of American students of color spend their days leafing through books where none of the characters look remotely like them. Is it any wonder they feel excluded?

Why Strong Girls Are Good News for Boys, Too

The growing number of brave, independent girls in children’s books don’t only provide positive role models for female readers – they also teach boys valuable lessons about the supposed ‘weaker’ sex.

5 Most Rotten Betrayals in Kid’s Books

Boo! Hiss! Every good children's book needs a rotten sneak, a sniveling turncoat who drops everyone else right in it. We celebrate the best of the worst.

Which Children’s Book Character Are You?

Kid’s books are bursting at the seams with memorable characters who have BIG personalities. But which of the following do you most resemble?

6 Jaw-Dropping Locations in Children’s Books

Because sometimes it’s not only who the character is and what they do, but where they do it….

Why Bribing Kids to Read Doesn’t Work

Lots of well-intentioned moms and dads fall into the same trap while trying to persuade their kids to read. If only parenting was really that easy….

6 Awesome Graphic Novels for Children

The ultimate tonic for reluctant readers (and a visual treat for any pair of eyes), graphic novels are growing more popular every year. Here are some of the best ones for tweenagers.

Spare a Dime for American Preschoolers?

For such a wealthy nation, America lurks way behind other developed countries in looking out for preschool-aged children. That’s why Book Trust is trying to plug the gap.


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