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It’s never too early to start enjoying books with your baby
It’s never too early to start enjoying books with your baby

Bookstart supports you to enjoy books with your child from as early an age as possible.

Sharing books with your child is one of the nicest activities you can do. It develops so many skills and it all happens very naturally when you read and talk about books with your child.
Julia Harris, mum

Bookstart offers the gift of free books to all children at two key ages before they start school to inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life and to help families enjoy reading together every day.


It's never too early to start a child on their reading journey, so Book Trust is also working on a pilot programme to support pregnant women in singing, reading, talking and bonding with their baby.


Bookstart gives you...


Read bookgifting figures and impact statistics for the Bookstart programme

Get your Bookstart pack!

Find out how you can get your free Bookstart pack to share with your child.

Working with Bookstart?

Get the latest information for people who work with Bookstart. Find everything that library, health and early years professionals need to know.

Sharing Bookstart stories

We love hearing from Bookstart families about the joys and benefits they have experienced through reading every day.