Bookstart Baby pack

Even tiny babies enjoy stories and rhymes!
Even tiny babies enjoy stories and rhymes!

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

You'll get your free Bookstart pack in your baby's first year, usually from your health visitor or other health professional.


Ask at your local library if you haven't received your pack by the time your child reaches one year.

What's inside the Bookstart Baby Pack?

Bookstart Baby PackPack contents may vary, but each has everything you need to get started sharing stories, rhymes and songs with your baby every day:


  • Board books – perfect to enjoy with your baby
  • Reading with your child – get top tips about choosing and sharing books.
  • Purple bag with a short handle – practical and colourful for mums, dads and carers.

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Jessica immediately began to spend time looking at the pictures, playing peek-a-boo and reading the rhymes together. It wasn't long before she got to know each of the books, and now she giggles and gets excited when we sit down together to read.

Bookstart mum