National Bookstart Week

National Bookstart Week bookletsBook Trust celebrates reading every day!

Each year, we choose a theme to excite families, then give away special Bookstart story booklets, as well as activities for enjoying at themed events and online.

For example, last year's theme was jungle adventures and our booklet was Rumble in the Jungle, so why not start exploring?


Getting into the habit of sharing stories, books and rhymes every day (if only 10 minutes) can transform a child's life, as they explore their world and make bonds, while building skills and a life-long love of reading.


2015: Jungle adventures!

National Bookstart Week 2015 ran from Monday 8 to Sunday 14 June, with special copies of Rumble in the Jungle and related activity sheets given away at events around the country, plus lots more fun online!

2013: fairy tales!

The theme was 'Fairy tales' and our booklet giveaway was The Ugly Duckling, illustrated by Masumi Furukawa.