Bookbug Packs

The Scottish Book Trust Early Years Programme provides a range of free book packs for every child in Scotland from birth to Primary 1. All our packs include books and specially selected items to encourage reading and writing. 

Gifting methods vary in each local authority, so please visit the Local Contacts section of this website for more information about how the Bookbug packs are gifted in your area.

Gaelic Bookbug packs are now available in the 14 local authorities which offer Gaelic Medium Education. Go to Gaelic Bookbug to find out more.


Bookbug Baby pack

Bookbug Baby

Gifted by your health visitor in your baby’s first year

The Bookbug Baby pack is a fantastic introduction to sharing books with your child from birth. The pack includes; 2 sturdy board books, a CD of songs and nursery rhymes, 1 buggy book, 1 Play Talk Read DVD, a Bookbug Baby's calendar and a form to sign you up for Bookbug alerts all held within a strong canvas bag. 

Please note that the canvas bag is for parents and is not suitable for babies to use unattended.

Bookbug Toddler

Gifted by your health visitor when your toddler is aged 1-2 years

The Bookbug Toddler pack aims to boost a child's language and listening skills with fun, engaging books and materials. The Bookbug Toddler pack includes: two beautiful books, a drawing pad, eight jumbo crayons, a Bookbug alert form and parents’ guide full of tips and ideas on sharing books with your toddler.

Please note that the canvas bag is for parents and is not suitable for babies or toddlers to use unattended.

Bookbug Toddler Pack
Bookbug Pirate pack

Bookbug Pirate    

Gifted at nursery when your child is aged 3

The Pirate pack builds on the book sharing message of the first two packs. Every little pirate in Scotland will receive a small canvas bag full of exciting pirate themed contents, including a pack of brightly coloured pencils, a set of postcards which can be used to tell friends and family about their adventures on the high seas, an All About Me drawing and activity pad and 2 beautifully illustrated picture books!

Bookbug Primary 1 Family Pack

For children in Primary 1

The Primary 1 Family Pack is gifted to every Primary 1 pupil in Scotland to help create a lasting link between reading at school and at home. The pack includes three brilliant picture books, all shortlisted for the Scottish Children's Book Awards 2013, a voting pack, a book from Road Safety Scotland and book from Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People.



P1 Family Pack

Gaelic Bookbug - Pirate Pack

Gaelic and Dual Language Books

Gaelic Bookbug packs are now available for children growing up in Gaelic-speaking homes. Scottish Book Trust is working in partnership with Bòrd na Gàidhlig to provide free Gaelic books to 4,500 Gaelic-speaking families from across Scotland.