Free book packs for children

Every family in Brighton & Hove can get free book packs to encourage their children to read.

About book packs for children

Every family in Brighton & Hove can get a free Bookstart Baby Pack for each child, before they're 12 months old. You can also get a Bookstart Treasure Pack when your child is 3 to 4 years old.

A Bookstart Baby Pack includes two board books and a rhyme sheet. It also has a booklet of tips and ideas for sharing books with young children.

A Bookstart Treasure Pack includes a picture book, and a friendly booklet with tips and ideas for reading together.

How to get your book packs

Your child’s nursery, children’s centre or other early years setting should give you your pack. If you don't have it, or you’d like more information, you can send an email to

You can visit the BookTrust website for more information about Bookstart packs, as well as other helpful resources for parents.