Mum Charlotte Rowland tells us how much of an impact National Bookstart Week has had on...
Get into the groove for a Bookstart Bird Boogie by helping your little ones create thei...
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Bookstart is the world’s first national bookgifting programme, giving free books to all children in England and Wales at two key ages before school.
Did you know that every child in England aged 0-12 months and 3-4 years is entitled to a free Bookstart pack? Find out more here.
Find out more about Bookstart packs in Northern Ireland, author tours near you, and how you can celebrate the yearly National Bookstart Week with us.
Through Bookstart, BookTrust Cymru give every child in Wales their own books to have at home and supports families to read together regularly.
The dancing may be done, but the fun just carries on. With our crafts, rhymes and storytimes, your Bird Boogie can last all year long...
Do you work with children aged 0-5?
Visit our Bookstart practitioners section for tailored information, guidance and resources to help you deliver our early years programmes.
Why not share some of these stories?
Our themed booklists are full of great picture book ideas for little ones. Just print them out or jot them down and see what you can pick up at your local library.
To celebrate this year's Bookstart Bird Boogie, we've put together a list of some of our favourite feathered-friend tales. From classics like Owl Babies, to a book full of birdsong and a wild goose adventure, they'll have little ones flocking for a story.
Great books to share with deaf children. The Bookshine booklist aims to introduce ideas for books for children up to the age of five, based on ideas given to us by parents, teachers, children and experts.
If you're looking for a brilliant book to get your little ones dropping off into a happy slumber, you're in the right place: we've picked out some fantastic stories that are sure to do the trick.
Storybooks and games
Read along together with our brilliant interactive storybooks and play counting, colouring and drawing games.