Books and reading

child reading

Discover a whole new world

Join, read books, get rewards, get creative and have fun with the Summer Reading Challenge 2024 - Marvellous Makers!

Bookstart aims to provide free reading packs for all babies and support reading and literacy for pre-school children.

Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and educational settings, awarded by Arts Council England.

Our Reading Well collections help you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading recommendations.

Discover a whole new world of fiction writers based on your favourite authors using ‘Who Else Writes Like’ (for adult fiction) and ‘Who Next’ (for children’s authors).

Find our recommended books on specific issues for adults, children and young people.


child reading

2024 challenge gives youngsters fun reading challenge

The funding will support access to culture and a targeted programmes of activities in libraries, museums and local communities