National Bookstart Week
1st June 2017
Each year, a theme is chosen that gets families involved in fun, themed events across the country at libraries, children’s centres, bookshops and other settings, where they can share fantastic free books and activities with their babies and young children.
The theme for this year's event is 'Let's Explore Outdoors' and the chosen book is Ellie Sandall's Everybunny Dance! At each National Bookstart Week event, you’ll be able to pick up a free copy of this title thanks to support from Hodder Children’s Books. BookTrust will be giving away more than 450,000 copies of the book across the country, so be sure to get your paws on one.
Reading every day is the message behind National Bookstart Week. Getting into the habit of sharing stories, books and rhymes every day (even for just 10 minutes) shows children that reading is a fun activity, while helping them bond with family, understand their world and get ready for school and beyond.
To find out more about this event visit the Bookstart website.