Welcome to our Partner Resource Guide 

In collaboration with partners like you, who are working to help families to experience the transformative benefits of reading, we’ve developed a series of flexible resources to support you to deliver the Bookstart Toddler and Pre-schooler packs, which: 

  • Outline the aims of the programme  

  • Highlight the benefits of reading for families in the Early Years 

  • Provide ideas for using the resources in your setting, inspired by other partners and what we know works for families 

  • Help you to share what's going on in your setting with families on social media 

  • Support you to deliver a local training/briefing session 

We recognise that your time is precious, and you may not be able to look through all the resources in the guide, so we have identified some key elements as follows:  

If you have 5 minutes you can...

If you have up to 1 hour you can...

If you have more time...

You may want to plan and deliver a training session for colleagues gifting the resources using this presentation.

Guide to BookTrust and the Early Years offer

This handy explainer sets out some key messaging and top tips for gifting and includes a link to our Storyteller Hub for partners.

Letter to parents and carers

This editable text can be given to parents/carers alongside the packs or sent out via email/app to share key messages on what’s in the pack and the benefits of reading. If you require a pdf, please see below.

Social media toolkit

This kit contains everything you need to share details of the programme on social media, including sample posts and banners.

Slide deck

This set of slides gives and overview of the offer and can be used in training/briefing sessions to introduce delivery partners to BookTrust.


These videos provide an introduction to BookTrust for partners and share key messages on what’s in the packs and how you can use them to get families excited about reading.


Here you will find some of our latest research briefings.

Download the letter to parents and carers as an editable pdf

Our staff model sharing books with the children, showcasing how to read the stories interactively and to suit their child, building up their confidence. We place an emphasis on talking, playing and having fun with the books – not always having to sit quiet and still, unless the child wants to. 
- Hertfordshire Family Centre 

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