Bookstart packs

Bookstart Baby Pack

Your Bookstart Baby Pack contains everything you need to get started sharing stories, rhymes and songs with your baby.

Each Bookstart Baby Pack includes:

  • Two board books - perfect to enjoy with your baby (titles vary)
  • Time for a Rhyme – familiar and new rhymes to share with your baby
  • Purple bag with a short handle and Velcro fastener - practical for mums, dads and carers

Bookstart Treasure Gift

Your Bookstart Treasure Gift has everything you need to start sharing stories, rhymes and songs with your pre-schooler


Each Treasure Gift envelope includes:

  • A picture book - wonderful to share with your pre-schooler (titles vary)
  • Reading with your child (3-4 years) - full of top tips and guidance about sharing books and having fun together

How to get a pack

Bookstart Baby packs are usually given out at around 8 to 12 months by your health visitor. If you did not receive a pack, please ask at your local library.

The Bookstart Treasure Gift is given out through early years settings such as pre-school, playgroup or nursery at 3 1/3 years old. If your child does not attend such a group you can pick up a pack at your local library. Please remember to take your Health Record book with you. You do not have to join the library to receive a Bookstart pack.

Bookshine, Booktouch and Bookstart Star

We offer packs and resources alongside the Bookstart Baby pack and Bookstart Treasure Gift:

  • Bookshine for children who are deaf
  • Booktouch for children with a visual impairment
  • Bookstart Star for children with conditions affecting their fine motor skills

Please ask your health visitor for more information on how you can get a Booktouch, Bookshine or Bookstart Star pack.

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