Bookstart Professionals

Take the Rhyme Challenge

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

National Bookstart Week 2013

Professionals around the country helped families discover the magic of fairy tales this June

Rhymetime sheets

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

Research update

Bookstart Corner celebrates success!

Have Even More Fun with new activities!

We’ve added a new interactive storybook and game to the Have Some Fun bookshelves – find out about Baby’s Day and Faces and Feelings!

National Bookstart Week 2014: Super Duck flies in to promote reading every day!

We are delighted to announce that the chosen book for this year’s National Bookstart Week is Super Duck by Jez Alborough!

Watch Maia's reading journey

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

Did you know?

...that children who receive Bookstart packs are more likely to enjoy books and visit their library?

Top resources

Latest resources

Findings of the third stage in a longitudinal study of babies who received Bookstart in 1992 as well as summary findings from the first two stages (Conducted by Wade and Moore in 1998)