What Bookstart can offer you

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 about how you can get your packs and what amazing books and goodies you should expect to receive. You can also find out about other free offers, from packs for newborn babies and children with additional needs, to local Rhymetimes sessions and the Rhyme Challenge.

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Baby and Treasure packs

Your child should receive the Bookstart Baby pack before they are one and the Treasure pack before they turn five - gifted free by BookTrust.

Additional needs packs

Bookstart is for every child, so find out more about our free Bookshine, Booktouch and Bookstart Star additional needs packs.

Newborn packs

Cuddle up and share your free baby black and white booklet together - it can help to grow a reader for life. Find out where to get yours.

Bear's Reading Adventure

Help your child love their library. Our free sticker storybook, Bear's Reading Adventure, is available in selected libraries around England for families with children aged up to five.

The Rhyme Challenge

Are you up for the Rhyme Challenge? Great rhymers make great readers and the Rhyme Challenge is a fantastic way for you and your child to enjoy rhymes together.


Enjoy songs, rhymes and rhythm with your child at your local library, nursery or children's centre - Rhymetimes are free and fun for everyone.

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