Bookstart week (4-10 June 2018)

Every year, BookTrust organises National Bookstart Week (held 4–10 June this year)  to celebrate the joys and benefits of sharing books, stories and rhymes with your little ones from as early an age as possible – it’s never too early to start!

Bookstart week saw the launch of the book "Busy day for Birds" in sign language - watch the British Sign Language version of A Busy Day for Birds read by Ore Oduba.

Libraries may still have stocks of the free book, so do pop in to find out or email . You can also visit for more information about the packs.

Also available

Bookshine: for children who are deaf

If your child is deaf or has a hearing impairment you can ask for a Bookshine pack. There are two packs available: Bookshine Baby (0-2 years old) and Bookshine Toddler (2-4 years old)

Booktouch: for children who are blind or partially sighted

If your child is blind or partially sighted, you can ask for a free Booktouch pack, specially created for visually impaired babies and children. There are two packs available: Booktouch Baby (0-2 years old) and Booktouch Toddler (2-4 yeas old)

See contact details above or call Libraries on 0300 123 4049.