Bookstart for babies
For babies aged 0-12 months
The Bookstart pack for babies contains two board books and a book of nursery rhymes, advice on sharing books, information about libraries and a strong canvas bag.
England, Scotland and N. Ireland only.
For Wales, see Welsh baby pack.
Full list of contents
* Good quality cotton shoulder bag
* Two board books
* Babies Love Books a guidance leaflet on sharing books, written and illustrated by Catherine and Lawrence Anholt.
* Great Books for Babies - A5 book list
(available to download - pdf 2.4Mb)
* An A4 laminated rhyme sheet placemat
Content of packs may vary.
How can you get a pack?
Packs are usually given out to babies at around 7 to 9 months by their health visitor.
If you didnt receive a pack at that health check ask at your local library. Remember to take your health record book along with you.
Please note that you do not have to join the library to receive your Bookstart Pack for Babies.