Bookstart around the world
The Bookstart programme has inspired lots of other national and regional early years bookgifting schemes in the past two decades
Around the UK
Wales / Cymru
Bilingual Bookstart Baby and Early Years Packs are given to every child in Wales, thanks to funding through the Welsh Government and the work of local coordinators.
Sadly, NI Government funding was cut in March 2015, but we are looking for alternative partners and continuing to support families through events and purchasable resources.
Scotland’s early years programme is run by Scottish Book Trust, which is a separate organisation from BookTrust. The free books programme for under-5s and their families is known as Bookbug.
The Bookstart early-years gifting model has extended beyond the UK's borders and there are now over 30 affiliated schemes across five continents. International interest in Bookstart continues to grow and we offer affiliation to other projects throughout the world that give free books to babies, toddlers and preschoolers.