In 2013-14, every child starting reception class in England and Wales will receive 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 are delivering 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 eight years old in 2013? Find out more about the programme and the people who run it, independent charity Booktrust and Pearson, the world’s leading learning company.
Useful ideas for working with this year's Booktime story book But Excuse Me That is My Book
Craft: Stick Elephant on to a piece of card, then colour in and cut out your own Tinga Tinga Tales mask. Stick a lollipop stick to the back, and you’re ready to swing your trunk like Elephant.