All about The Bumblebear and Time to Read packs

Have you heard the buzz? Here's a funny and fantastic picture book to share at home – for free! 

From September 2017, schools across England will receive The Bumblebear by Nadia Shireen in a special Time to Read pack. 

That's 700,000 copies!

Through our Time to Read programme, we want to make sure that every Reception pupil in England has their own book to treasure and share with their family at home. 

How to get hold of The Bumblebear

The Bumblebear will arrive at schools between early September and the end of October 2017. Children can take the unopened pack home to share with their parents and carers.

Information for schools

Watch this class getting their book pack

Read along with Nadia Shireen

Have extra fun with the book

Fun activities to try

Teacher tips

Event posters

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