Bookstart Corner

Bookstart Corner is BookTrust's free, targeted programme for children's centres, which allows settings to offer intensive support for families so that they can read together with their children with confidence. Find out more about the programme, how to sign up and hear from early years practitioners about its impact.

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What is Bookstart Corner and how do I sign up?

Find out more about the Bookstart Corner programme for children's centres and how you can register for your free resources.

The benefits of Bookstart Corner

How Bookstart Corner can help boost parent and carer confidence around shared reading, increase family interaction, extend children's interest in books and much more.

'Bookstart Corner is making the difference'

Bookstart Corner Champion Jessica Lanham talks about her experience of using the programme to promote book-sharing to families needing more support, and why she would recommend Bookstart Corner to children’s centres.

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More about Bookstart packs and gifting

Bookstart Baby Pack

All families with babies aged 0-12 months are eligible to receive a free Bookstart Baby pack. These are usually gifted by health visitors.

Bookstart Treasure pack

The Bookstart Treasure envelope is gifted to all children when they are 3-4 years old by their nursery, children's centre or other early years setting.

Additional needs packs

Bookstart is for every child, so families or carers of children age 0-5 are entitled to our additional needs packs alongside the two standard Bookstart packs.