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)
Small-scale evaluation, comparing intervention group with matched control group, conducted by Hines and Brookes (2005).
Findings from case studies with 8 families on how they experience bookgifting and use books in the home (2010 - Kate Pahl)
Findings from a systematic review of the Bookstart resources (2012 - Sheffield Hallam University)
Findings from a mixed method evaluation of Bookstart England (2012 - Sheffield Hallam University).
Results from a randomised controlled trial (Sept 2012 - Jan 2013) to evaluate impact of Bookstart Treasure pack. (Sheffield Hallam University)
Two-sided handout summarising research evidence for the health and wellbeing benefits of reading with children, as well as presenting Bookstart Corner: a reading programme with proven impacts.
A short guide in English by Nicola Manley about Bringing Books to Life. A Welsh guide is also available.
Evaluation of Bookstart England: Bookstart Corner
This document is for health visitors and nursery nurses who gift Bookstart packs. Discover evidence that shows why sharing books is so important for all children from birth and the ongoing benefits that this can bring.
A4 guidance leaflet for grown-ups on sharing books with toddlers.
This booklet appears in the Bookstart Early Years Pack in Wales and includes recommended books.
A4 guidance leaflet for grown-ups on sharing books with babies, written and illustrated by Catherine and Lawrence Anholt.
This version appears in the Bookstart Baby Pack in Wales and includes recommended books.
The National Centre for Research in Children's Literature at the University of Surrey Roehampton were commissioned to evaluate Bookstart between 1999 to 2001, funded by Sainsbury's. The research used qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate the programme.
This report is the final stage in the longitudinal study carried out by Barrie Wade and Maggie Moore into the impacts of Bookstart. It compares the performance in Key Stage 1 SATS of children that received Bookstart with those who did not. The study shows that Bookstart children are significantly ahead on various assessment measures.