What is Booktime
Booktime is the national free books programme for reception-aged children in England and Wales. Booktime provides a free book pack for children to share and enjoy with their family and friends.
Booktime promotes the pleasure of books by encouraging families to have fun reading together. The programme supports, encourages and enables reading for pleasure at home at an important transition stage in a child's learning and development.
Booktime gives you
- Free books to read with your child
- Support and guidance for you to help make your child a confident reader
- Resources to support your child's reading and engagement with the Booktime book
- A place to find everything you need to share books, stories and activities with your child, online
Booktime in schools
Booktime works with approximately 17,500 primary schools in England each year.
Read about how Booktime works with libraries
Booktime works in partnership with libraries across England each year.