National Bookstart Week 2018 in Wales

Families joined in the brilliant Bookstart Bird Boogie this year at special events across Wales and we were thrilled to give away over 8,500 books.

Family reading together at a National Bookstart Week event in Wales 2018

But the fun’s not over yet! You can let your imagination take flight all year long with our crafts, rhymes and very special storytimes below.

Every year, BookTrust organises National Bookstart Week to celebrate the joys and benefits of sharing books, stories and rhymes with your little ones from as early an age as possible – it’s never too early to start!

Mum and baby reading A Busy Day for Birds at an event in Wales

Our very special book this year was A Busy Day for Birds / Diwrnod Prysur yr Adar, written and illustrated by Lucy Cousins and adapted by Aneirin Karadog.

Copyright © 2017 Lucy Cousins
From A BUSY DAY FOR BIRDS by Lucy Cousins
Reproduced by permission of Walker Books Ltd, London SE11 5HJ

Watch our special Storytime videos

Diwrnod Prysur yr Adar

A Busy Day for Birds

A Busy Day for Birds - BSL

Activities and rhymes

Make your own awesome owl


Get the look for your Bookstart Bird Boogie! Just print our craft sheet on A4 paper, colour-in, cut-out and stick together.

Creative with colour

Birds to colour in

Unleash your creative side - print out our colouring sheets, grab some crayons and bring your birds to life.

Share rhymes together

Rhymes to say and sing

Join in the bird chorus with our bilingual rhyme sheets and get ready to Boogie!

Listen to the story and rhymes

A Busy Day for Birds read by Llinos Mai - Welsh

Bookstart Bird Boogie rhymes - Welsh

Bookstart Bird Boogie rhymes - English