Bookstart Baby Pack: For babies aged 0-12 months

In your baby’s first year you’ll receive your free Bookstart Baby Pack from your health visitor, or other health professional.


Please ask at your local library if you have difficulty in getting hold of your pack.

Bookstart Treasure Pack: For children aged 36 months

During their third year your child will receive their Treasure pack through the early years setting that they attend. If you do not attend a setting you are welcome to pick up a pack from your local library.


Booktouch: For children who are blind or partially sighted.

There are two packs: Booktouch Baby (0-2 years old) and Booktouch Toddler (3-5 years old). Each pack has two touch-and-feel books and guidance around sharing books with blind and partially sighted children. The Baby pack includes a BookTrust keyring.

Bookshine: For children who are deaf.

There are two packs: Bookshine Baby (0-2 years old) and Bookshine Toddler (3-5 years old). Each pack has two books, a rhyme place mat (with babies signing) and guidance around sharing books. The Toddler pack includes a bookmark showing British Sign Language and the Baby pack includes a BookTrust keyring.

Bookstart Star: for children with conditions affecting their fine motor skills.

This pack is available for children aged 3-5 who have disabilities that impact on or delay the development of their fine motor skills. Each pack has a copy of Peekaboo! On the Farm and Never Feed a Shark!, plus finger puppets for playing along with the stories and guidance sheets.

Dual-language books

If English is not your first language, you may be able to get a book in another language as part of your Bookstart packs. Please ask your library to ask our Bookstart Coordinator about availability.

Bear’s Reading Adventure


Bear’s Reading Adventure is a sticker storybook with ten missing stickers to collect. Each time a child spends time in the library they can collect a sticker and complete the story.