National Bookstart Week is an annual celebration of reading charity Booktrust’s Bookstart programme, which is held every June and reinforces to families the importance of reading every day.
Events are held across
England, Northern Ireland and by local partners using a theme as inspiration. (This year’s theme is Jungle Adventures, please keep that quiet for now). A free booklet (this year it’s Rumble in the Jungle) on the topic of the theme is also produced in partnership with a publisher to give away to families and complementary resources are available in print and online. Wales
It would be fantastic if you were able to hold an event/s for families based around our theme. We can provide you with print resources to aid activities, for example children can colour-in a mask, make mud pies etc. We can also provide you with a large version of the Rumble in the Jungle book so that it can be read to children. National Bookstart Week events are aimed at children 0-8 years.
Here you can see what kind of events were held last year: