Early Years


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Bookstart is the world’s first national book-gifting programme run by the BookTrust and gives free books for every child in England and Wales from 0-5 years. The main aim of the programme is to encourage a love of books, stories and rhymes in children from as young an age as possible.

Discover more information about Bookstart and what's available 


Distribution of Bookstart Packs

BookStart Flowchart

Treasure Packs and Additional Needs Order Form

Dual Language Order Form

Contact your local library

Packs can be requested by email earlyyears@buckinghamshire.gov.uk Once your request is confirmed, arrangements can be made with you for collection.

BookTrust offer free high-quality book packs for every child in England aged 3-4.


  • Bookshine for children who are deaf
  • Booktouch for children with a visual impairment
  • Bookstart Star for children with conditions affecting their fine motor skills


We offer dual-language (DL) books and guidance to families that have English as an additional language (EAL)


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