National Bookstart Week 2018 resources

Publicity material, activity sheets, Storytime videos and rhyme recordings for your bird-themed events, storytimes and Rhymetimes.

Birds montage

As well as the brilliant resources below, we've also created toolkits to help you spread the word about National Bookstart Week and your special events:

  • A Social Media toolkit complete with tips and guidance, plus lots of images and assets for all your tweets and posts
  • A Press toolkit with advice on writing an eye-catching press release, a VIP invite for your guests, permissions form and more
  • An Evaluation toolkit providing guidance and tools, including sample parent feedback forms, to help you evaluate your activities
  • Toolkits for practitioners in Wales containing an information pack, social media assets, logos and brand guidelines

Illustrations © 2017 Lucy Cousins

Ore Oduba Storytime videos

Watch TV presenter Ore Oduba as he becomes a host of busy birds for a day - perfect for sharing with your groups and classes to celebrate the Bookstart Bird Boogie!

A Busy Day for Birds read by Ore Oduba

British Sign Language version of A Busy Day for Birds read by Ore Oduba

Your Bookstart Bird Boogie resources

Bird booklist

More picture books about birds

An illustrated booklist of recommended reads. Ideal for getting families to explore more bird-themed picture books.

Colouring fun

Birds to colour in

Three colouring sheets based on the penguins, owl and flamingo illustrations from A Busy Day for Birds.

Rhyme sheets

Rhymes to say and sing

Lots of brilliant bird-themed rhymes to get everyone in the mood for a Bookstart Bird Boogie.

Owl headband

Make an awesome owl

Cut out, colour in and make an owl headband. A simple, step-by-step guide on two A4 sheets.

Bird Boogie poster

Display poster

A colourful A4 display poster to let families know about this year's National Bookstart Week. One A4 sheet.

Empty-belly poster

Add your event news

An A4 empty-belly poster for you to add details of your National Bookstart Week events. One A4 sheet.

Editable poster

Edit your own poster

An A4 Microsoft Word version of our empty-belly poster that you can edit and make your own. One A4 sheet.

Coordinator letter

Letter for Bookstart Coordinators

A letter for Bookstart Coordinators with information about the resources on offer and how to get involved on social media. One A4 sheet.

Partner letter

Letter for partners

A letter for your Bookstart partners, with information about BookTrust, National Bookstart Week and this year's theme. One A4 sheet.

Listen to the rhymes

Bookstart Bird Boogie rhymes