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There are thousands of fun, free Bookstart events for families held every year – come along and join in the fun!

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National Bookstart Week

From 8 to 14 June 2015, we had jungle adventures and celebrated the benefits of reading every day with nationwide events, activities and a Rumble in the Jungle giveaway!

Bookstart Rhymetimes

Songs, rhymes, rhythm and Bookstart Rhymetimes are for everyone!


Listen to classic tales and exciting new stories as you and your child explore the wonderful world of books with other families.

The Rhyme Challenge

Children are invited to learn rhymes to earn special certificates at their local celebration events, while having fun sharing rhymes with family and friends.

Sharing Bookstart stories

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