Bookstart Professionals

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.

Rhymetime sheets

Discover our Bookstart Rhymetimes sheets – with illustrations by Axel Scheffler, Polly Dunbar and others.

Research update

Bookstart Corner celebrates success!

A reading hero Dad wins an award through Bookstart Corner

Tony Meade has won an Family Learning Award in recognition of his engagement with Bookstart Corner.

National Bookstart Week 2014 on film!

Watch interviews and footage from our celebration of everyday heroes and reading every day!

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

Booktrust invites tenders for the telephone interview component of a randomised controlled trial of a pilot project with vulnerable pregnant women, called Bookstart Bump. All other aspects of the research - design, recruitment, analysis and reporting will be conducted by Sheffield Hallam University, Booktrust and local health trusts. The specification sets out the background and requirement for the telephone interview component of the research and details of the tendering process.

This report presents the findings of a randomised pre and post-intervention self-completion survey with families who took part in the Bookstart Corner programme. Practitioners also completed pre and post intervention monitoring forms which asked about their perspectives on the parents who took part. The research was conducted by the Centre for Education and Inclusion Research at Sheffield Hallam University.

Latest resources

Booktrust invites tenders for the telephone interview component of a randomised controlled trial of a pilot project with vulnerable pregnant women, called Bookstart Bump. All other aspects of the research - design, recruitment, analysis and reporting will be conducted by Sheffield Hallam University, Booktrust and local health trusts. The specification sets out the background and requirement for the telephone interview component of the research and details of the tendering process.

This report presents the findings of a randomised pre and post-intervention self-completion survey with families who took part in the Bookstart Corner programme. Practitioners also completed pre and post intervention monitoring forms which asked about their perspectives on the parents who took part. The research was conducted by the Centre for Education and Inclusion Research at Sheffield Hallam University.