Bookstart Professionals

Research reports and evaluations

Read summaries and full reports of research and evaluation done around Bookstart programmes

Handbooks and video

Download handbooks for Bookstart professionals and watch a video for Health Visitors around gifting the packs

National Bookstart Week

Professionals around the country helped families discover their heroes and a love of reading

Take the Rhyme Challenge

Get children and their families learning rhymes together at your children's centre, nursery or playgroup.

Booktrust’s response to William Sieghart's Independent Library Report

Booktrust joins the Arts Council in welcoming recommendations to re-energise libraries

Potato-stamp Christmas cards!

Don’t forget to add lots of Christmassy glitter!

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Watch Maia's reading journey

Discover what happens when a baby is given a love of stories, songs and rhymes from the start.

Bookstart research

Bookstart matters! Read reports and summaries of independent research that supports our work in helping all children develop a love of reading.

Top resources

Slides used during Toolkit and legacy training in November 2014, following the success of the Stories Tour throughout November 2013 to April 2014.

Two-page handout of straightforward advice around fundraising for storytelling and related events, based on experience from the Stories Tour (November 2013 to April 2014)

Latest resources

Slides used during Toolkit and legacy training in November 2014, following the success of the Stories Tour throughout November 2013 to April 2014.

Two-page handout of straightforward advice around fundraising for storytelling and related events, based on experience from the Stories Tour (November 2013 to April 2014)