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.

Free books, rhymes and more...

My Baby Bag

We hope that you’re enjoying the books and finger puppets in your Bookstart Baby Bag. Here, you’ll find tips, videos and book suggestions to help you continue sharing stories and rhymes with your baby at every stage of their journey from 0-1.

Baby and Treasure packs - and dual-language books

Your child should receive a Bookstart Baby pack before they are one and the Treasure pack before they turn five, gifted free by BookTrust. Free dual-language books are also available for families with English as an additional language.

Additional needs packs

Bookstart is for every child. 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.

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.

HomeTime fun for children aged 0-5

We’ve put together some fun stories and activities to help keep you and your child entertained when you’re at home.

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