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BookTrust Offers in Libraries

Welcome to our handy guide to all the BookTrust offers available in libraries and the partners we work with to deliver all the BookTrust programmes.

The BookTrust website is packed with advice, support, stories, rhymes and information to support you and your family to enjoy reading and the sharing books together.
Discover more:

BookStart Baby – Newborns

These leaflets are currently delivered in partnership with our colleagues in the Registrars team. You should receive this leaflet when you register your baby.

Find out more:

Newborn Leaflet from BookTrust

BookStart Baby

These packs are delivered in partnership with our Health Visiting Teams. These packs should be gifted you before baby reaches 12 months old.

Find out more:

Bookstart baby packs, including bag, finger puppets a leaflet and books

BookStart Treasure & Corner

BookStart Treasure: This offer is currently delivered via nurseries and early years settings and gifted to children aged 3 – 4 in the year before they start primary school.

BookStart Corner: This programme is delivered via our partners in Children’s Centres.

Please be aware these offers are changing in 2022.
Orders placed for packs will be fulfilled by the end of July 2022.
New packs will be used from September/October 2022.

We will still be offering SEN packs and Dual Languages books as before. Order forms for these will go out in September 2022 for the 2022/23 academic year.

We’ll update this page with more information once it becomes public.

BookStart Time to Read

This programme ensures children in Reception/Foundation level classes receive a book of their own. This project is delivered direct to schools and is not something the library is involved with directly.

Find out more:

Time To Read 2022 title: I am a Tiger by Karl Newson and Ross Collins

BookTrust Pyjamarama

Pyjamarama is back for 2022! 
Want a fun way to get children excited about reading?
Join Pyjamarama on Friday 13 May, when children can spend the day in their pyjamas, reading and sharing stories and raising money for BookTrust.

Find out more:

Booktrust Pyjamarama logo

BookTrust Storytime

Welcome to BookTrust Storytime! Let’s dive into 6 fantastic picture books.
We’re sharing these books in Libraries during Storytime and have lots of copy in stock for you borrow and share at home.

BookTrust Storytime: Join in the fun at your local library!

These are the fantastic titles we’re reading and sharing with you – 6 wonderful, funny and engaging picture books – ideal for sharing and reading again and again! You can borrow all these books for free from our libraries!

Arlo the lion who couldn't sleep by Catherine Rayner, Lenny and Wilbur by Alanna Max, I really really need a wee by Karl Newson and Duncan Beedie, Octopus Shocktopus by Peter Bently and Steven Lenton, No! said rabbit by Marjoke Henrichs, The wheels on the bus by Katherine Charman and Nick Sharatt

BookTrust Storytime Prize

Did you know that BookTrust Storytime is also a book prize?
Each of the six books are the shortlist for the BookTrust Storytime Prize – this year this winner is….

Winner of BookTrust Storytime Prize: The Whales on the Bus

If you’d prefer to access these stories online – we’ve got them all here, to read digitally, watch the videos and free activity sheets to download!

Click the buttons to download the BookTrust Storytime books:

Download free activity sheets to do at home!

Watch the BookTrust Storytime books on YouTube:

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