In 2013-14, every child starting reception class in England and Wales received a free Booktime book pack. What are you doing in your school to celebrate?
Booktime is the national free books programme for reception-aged children. We provide a free book pack for every child aged 4-5 years to share and enjoy with their family and friends. This year, we delivered 1,530,000 books: two for every single reception-aged child in England and Wales.
Find out more about Booktime
Did you know Booktime is nine years old in 2014? Find out more about the programme and the people who run it, independent charity Booktrust and Pearson, the world’s leading learning company.
To mark the launch of Booktime 2013, a number of comedians, actors and media personalities were asked about their favourite books as a child, what they enjoyed reading with their own children (where appropriate) and the best book they received as a gift. Here are their funny, heart-warming and fascinating responses.