Bookstart gives free books to every child in England and Wales at two key stages before school, as well as free packs for children with additional needs, tips and guidance on reading together, resources and activities, and much more.

As the world's first national book-gifting programme, Bookstart aims to encourage a love of books, stories and rhymes in children from as young an age as possible.

Whether you're a family wanting to find out what Bookstart can offer you or an early years practitioner involved in delivering Bookstart programmes and gifting the packs, you'll find all the information you need right here.

Just click below to find the help and support that's right for you.

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Find out everything you need to know about Bookstart if you are a parent or carer.

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Find out everything you need to know about Bookstart if you are an early years practitioner.

Thank you!

A big thank you to everyone who donated to the BookTrust Christmas appeal. With your amazing support, we have reached over 11,500 children who are vulnerable or in care with a festive book parcel, and made them feel special this Christmas.

Find out how to support BookTrust in 2019 and help get books to more children