In 2015-16, every child starting reception class in England and Wales will receive a free Booktime book pack. What will you be 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. Last year, we delivered 1,530,000 books: two for every single reception-aged child in England and Wales.
In a recent Booktime survey around two thirds of teachers reported that Booktime had increased children’s enjoyment of reading and the overwhelming majority of respondents (89%) rated Booktime as either successful or highly successful in their school.
A list of recommended books that work well alongside the books that children will receive in this year's Booktime packs. Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd, and Go to Bed by Emma Lynch.