What is Bookstart
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 Bookstart website for more details.
Free Bookstart packs
The packs contain a free book and guidance material for parents and carers and information about local libraries.
There are 2 Bookstart packs:
- Bookstart pack - you can pick this pack up from your baby clinic, local library or children's centre when your child is between 0 to 18 months old
- Bookstart treasure pack - this is given out by the nursery or preschool in the term after your child's 3rd birthday
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
Request a Bookstart pack
To request a Bookstart pack email firstname.lastname@example.org