Sharing a book with a child is fun. It’s a time for closeness, laughing and talking together. The Reading with your Child booklet is also available in translation to multiple languages.
Sharing a book with a child is fun. It’s a time for closeness, laughing and talking together. The Reading With Your Child booklet is available here translated into 26 languages.
Here is a list of magazines and websites that accept short story submissions. Check their websites for further information on how to submit your stories. Book Trust is not responsible for any external content on these sites.
Short stories for you to download for free. (To download these stories, click on the title and save to your desktop/device).
Each month we will have an exclusive new short story for you to download.
Zip folder containing a digital toolkit to support National Bookstart Week 2016. Includes press release templates, e-invitation and consent form, plus information about photography and publicity for local events.
PDF poster with blank space for adding specific event details
Word version of the 'empty belly' poster with blank space for adding specific event details
A4 PDF poster titled Under the Sea, showing illustrations from the book A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea and the line 'Dive into a good book and see where it takes you!'
Two colouring-in sheets featuring a crab and a squid from A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea.
Single-page letter for Bookstart Coordinators to explain the purpose of National Bookstart Week and the resources on offer.
Single-page letter for early years professionals to explain the purpose of National Bookstart Week and the resources on offer.
Two illustrated sheets with rhymes about sea creatures for professionals and families to share
Simple instructions to cut out and make a shark headband for a young child. A3 paper is needed for this activity.
Children can collect stickers every time they visit a library and put them in special sticker book to take home.
A handy discussion guide for this year's shortlist.
Frank Cottrell Boyce's Broccoli Boy picked for Blue Peter shortlist alongside books tackling big issues through humour.
Findings from surveys with partners involved in delivering National Bookstart Week and parents who attended events, plus best practice case studies.