National Bookstart Week 2018 in Wales

Families joined in the brilliant Bookstart Bird Boogie this year at special events across Wales and we were thrilled to give away over 8,500 books.

Our very special book this year was A Busy Day for Birds / Diwrnod Prysur yr Adar, written and illustrated by Lucy Cousins and adapted by Aneirin Karadog.

Welsh cover of Busy Day and peacock

Illustrations © 2017 Lucy Cousins

Resources for National Bookstart Week

Rhyme sheets

Rhymes to say and sing

Use our themed rhymes in your sessions and help parents/carers to join in.

Colouring sheets

Birds to colour in

Families can get creative with this fun activity – they just need some pencils or crayons!

Craft sheets

Make an awesome owl

Print out our craft sheets and children can create their very own owl headband.

General poster

Advertise your Bookstart Bird Boogie

Promote National Bookstart Week in your settings. One A4 sheet.

Empty-belly poster

Add your event details

Advertise your local events and activities with our colourful poster. 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.

Story and rhyme audio

Bookstart Bird Boogie rhymes - English

Bookstart Bird Boogie rhymes - Welsh

A Busy Day for Birds read by Llinos Mai - Welsh