About Bookstart and the packs
Bookstart is the national early intervention and cultural access programme for every child.
Bookstart [Baby] packs are given out by our health workers who also encourage families to visit the children centre and attend rhyme sessions. They are lovely, colourful packs and the books are perfect for the age-range. When these packs are handed out to families, parents are realising reading is not something children just do at school but it starts when they are babies.
Miranda Greenwood, LiveWire family reading coordinator
Find out about the packs
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Bookstart in Wales and Northern Ireland
Find out about other Booktrust programmes, prizes and campaigns, including Booktime, the free books programme for reception-aged children, and Booked Up, for children in Year 7.
Bookstart matters! Read reports and summaries of independent research that supports our work in helping all children develop a love of reading.