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We are dedicated to raising literacy levels across the UK. We work to improve the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the UK's most disadvantaged communities, where one in three people have low levels of literacy. Our research shows that during the initial school closures in 2020, 3 in 5 children and young people said that reading made them feel better. 3 in 10 said that reading helped them when they feel sad because they cannot see their family and friends. Because low literacy is intergenerational, we focus our work on families, young people and children.

National Literacy Trust member schools receive a 33% discount on mainstream titles and 15% discount on academic titles at Browns, plus a range of other great benefits including access to training, resources, research and competitions. To find out more, go to You’ll need to quote your membership number to obtain the discount when you set up or update your Browns account.

The National Literacy Trust’s Young Readers Programme supports children to develop their love of books and reading identity through a series of fun events focused on book choice and reading for enjoyment. Take a look at the Young Readers Programme latest recommended reads below. For more information on all of the National Literacy Trust’s work go to

NLT’s Top 50 books every child should read

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