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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.
Discover more about Bookstart's free universal, additional needs and newborn packs for children, plus The Rhyme Challenge and Rhymetimes.
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Through Bookstart, BookTrust Cymru give every child in Wales their own books to have at home and supports families to read together regularly.
National Bookstart Week was replaced in 2019 by Pyjamarama - a celebration of bedtime stories. In June, families took part in fun community events and picked up free books to enjoy at home.
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Babies love snuggling up close with you and listening to your voice. Here's our selection of fantastic books to try with your baby.
At three, children can often follow slightly longer stories but they'll still want to hear their old favourites again and again. Here's a selection of perfect picture books for 3-year-olds.
Five-year-olds might be starting to read on their own, but they'll still love a story. This list is packed with offbeat humour and brilliant characters. Perfect for keeping your child hooked on books.
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