Last updated:

23rd April 2024

Our reading schemes

What Bookstart is

Bookstart is a national programme that encourages parents and carers to enjoy books with children from an early age.

Bookstart aims to provide a free pack of books to every baby in the UK - to inspire, stimulate and create a love of reading. 

Visit the BookTrust website for more details.

Free Bookstart packs for babies aged 0-18 months

The packs contain a free book and guidance material for parents and carers. The Bookstart Baby pack can be picked up from your local library or children's centre when your child is between 0 to 18 months old.

Packs for children with additional needs

We also offer:

  • Booktouch packs for children with visual impairment
  • Bookshine packs for children with hearing impairment
  • Bookstart Star packs for children with conditions affecting their fine motor skills
  • Dual language packs

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