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Bookstart is a national programme to encourage all parents and carers to enjoy sharing books with their children from as early an age as possible.

Bookstart  packs

All children are eligible to receive the following two free book packs:

The Bookstart Baby pack

This pack is for babies aged 0-18 months, and is usually given by the health visitors at developmental checks. If you're a parent and you haven't received a pack, you can request on from your local library.

The pack contains:

  • Two board books – perfect to enjoy with your baby (titles vary).

  • Babies Love Books – a guide to sharing books,top tips and recommendations for more books to share.

  • Bookstart rhyme poster – great to put up on your wall or fridge to enjoy rhymes together at home every day.

  • Purple bag with a short handle and zip – practical and stylish for mums, dads and carers.

My Bookstart Treasure Gift

This pack is for children aged three to four years. It is usually given out at nurseries, pre-schools and playgroups.

  • A picture book - wonderful to share with your pre-schooler (titles vary).
  • Share the Fun - full of top tips and guidance about sharing books and having fun together.
  • A special gift envelope that your three to four year old will love opening!

If you have any questions or queries about Bookstart in Derbyshire please email: