Winners of the Bookstart 25th Anniversary Awards

Last year, we celebrated 25 brilliant years of Bookstart with our 25th Anniversary Awards, a chance to recognise and showcase the amazing work being done by Bookstart partners across England. Find out more about all our worthy winners and Bookstart Rhymetime finalists. 

A big thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate and many congratulations to all our award winners.

And the winners are...

Bookstart Coordinator Award

Anne Frost

Early Years Librarian, Sheffield

Bookstart Baby Gifting Partner Award

Irene Peachey

Library Early Years Worker, Rochdale

Bookstart Treasure Gifting Partner Award

Shamim Khan

Assistant Head Teacher, Forest Fields Primary School, Nottingham

Bookstart Corner Award

Additional Needs Gifting Partner Award

Bridget Lockyer

Advisory Teacher, Children’s Sensory Team, Wakefield

Bookstart Rhymetime Award

Tina Fellows

Early Years Literacy Officer and Storyteller, Lambeth Libraries

More about Bookstart...

'Bookstart is the thing I am most proud of'

By Wendy Cooling

Bookstart founder and Outstanding Achievement Award winner Wendy Cooling tells us how it all began 25 years ago.

Delivering Bookstart

Guidance and advice on gifting the Bookstart packs

Get detailed information on delivering Bookstart, including multi-agency working, key messaging and working with every family.

Bookstart FAQs

Your Bookstart questions answered

If you have a query about Bookstart, you should be able to find the answer in our frequently asked questions section. If you can't find what you're looking for, just follow the 'contact us' link and we'll be happy to help.