National Bookstart Week 2015

Special illustrations by David Wojtowycz for National Bookstart Week
Special illustrations by David Wojtowycz for National Bookstart Week

From Monday 8 to Sunday 14 June, you helped us promote reading every by holding story, rhyme and other events... because every child deserves a story and a cuddle! 

Jungle adventures and booklets!

This year was jungle-themed – allowing families to have animal adventures as they shared stories, books, rhymes… and activities! We worked with Hachette publishers and were thrilled to be give away special copies of Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz. There were large copies for venues and smaller ones for families!

NBW 2015 resourcesResources and activities

Printed resources were sent to libraries, children’s centres and other venues. There were also loads of activity downloads for use at events and for families to share at home.

View and download the resources for future use


The NBW families section also had loads of jungle-themed activity pages, plus an online Rumble in the Jungle storybook (read by Cerrie Burnell, with top tips and BSL video), a jungle picture maker and certificate maker, and a jungle photo gallery.



Families doing craftsEvents!

There were hundreds of events around the country, including launch event at Twycross and Belfast Zoos and Kilburn and Llanelli libraries on Monday 8 June! Libraries, children's centres and other venues hosted everything from special Story or Rhymetimes to a Rumble in the Jungle party, and used activity sheets for mask-making, den-building, and fancy dress!


Facebook and Twitter logosSharing stories

We want to continue showcasing jungle adventures around the country, so please: