Bookstart is a BookTrust programme that gifts free books to children, to help families read together every day and inspire children to develop a love of books and reading. For hints and tips on how you can have fun sharing stories with your child visit the Bookstart Family Hub

Bookstart Baby

Bookstart baby pack

Bookstart Baby packs are gifted free to all babies before they turn one by your health care professional. If English is not your first language, you can ask for a book in another language

Additional needs packs

Booktouch Baby (0-2 years old) and Booktouch Toddler (3-5 years old) are for children who are blind or partially sighted.

Bookshine Baby (0-2 years old) and Bookshine Toddler (3-5 years old) are for children who are deaf.

Bookstart Star is for children aged 3-5 with conditions affecting their fine motor skills.

More details on the packs can be found here. Please ask your health care professional if you require any of these packs.