Free Bookstart packs for young children

Please ask at your local library if you haven't received the Bookstart Baby pack by the time your child turns one, or the Treasure gift before they turn five.

Bookstart Baby pack

Bookstart Baby pack

Your health visitor, or other health professional, should gift this purple bag in your baby's first year to help you share stories, rhymes and songs.

 

The content varies, but will include two board books, a rhyme sheet and a booklet of tips and ideas for sharing books.

Bookstart Treasure gift

Bookstart Treasure gift

Your preschooler will receive their special gift envelope when they are 3–4 years old, from their nursery, children's centre or other early years setting.

 

Inside is a picture book for you to share, plus a friendly booklet with tips and ideas for reading together.

Dual languages

Keep your home language alive by sharing stories, books and rhymes with your child.

Resources for Wales and NI

Resources for Wales and NI

Every child in Wales receives two Bookstart packs, while pack funding is currently unavailable in Northern Ireland, but we still support families.