National Bookstart Week 2013

National Bookstart Week 2013

Professionals around the country helped families discover the magic of fairy tales in June 2013

'If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.'
Albert Einstein

National Bookstart Week was from 24–30 June 2013

All around the country, libraries, nurseries, children's centres, bookshops and other venues took part to help families discover the magic of fairy tales.


If you held a fairy tales event for families, why not tell us about it? Email your photos and stories to, and we'll feature a selection on our website.


View photos from events in our gallery


About National Bookstart Week

National Bookstart Week is our annual celebration of the Bookstart programme. It's a great opportunity to showcase how much fun families can have with books, stories, rhymes and other fun activities. In 2014, the week will run from Monday 9 to Sunday 15 June and the theme will be 'My Hero'. For further information, please contact your local Bookstart coordinator.

National Bookstart Week resources

Find activities for families, posters and other great National Bookstart Week resources.

The Ugly Duckling

Discover the magic of fairy tales by reading the the classic Ugly Duckling story with your child. You can also meet Duckling's friends and play the fairy tales pairs game.