Bookbug Primary 1 Family Pack

The Primary 1 Family Pack has been given out to every Primary 1 child in Scotland since 2012.

The Bookbug Primary 1 Family pack is a great way to link reading at school with reading at home. Your child is learning to engage with a whole new world of stories and you too can open up an exciting world of reading at home by sharing the books in the pack together.  

How do I get my Bookbug Primary 1 Family Pack?

A Bookbug Primary 1 Family Pack will usually be given to your child from October onwards. All schools are encouraged to give out the pack during Book Week Scotland, although this may vary.

We hope your child’s school has been in contact with you about the Bookbug Primary 1 Family Pack, but if you have yet to hear anything, please do contact your child’s school for more information.

What does the Bookbug Primary 1 Family Pack include?*

Three picture books- These fantastic books are all shortlisted in the Bookbug Category for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards. The most recent 2013 titles are:

My voting pack- This activity book is filled with games and activities linked to the books for primary1 children and their families to enjoy together. You can also download and print a copy of the voting pack here.

A Wee Storybook About Me- The findings of a Right Wee Blether, a consultation with children under 5 by Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People. This lovely book is illustrated for children by Scottish writer and illustrator Ross Collins.

Ziggy and Maggie Start School- A book from Road Safety Scotland introducing important road safety skills to children.

Voting slip – Your child could use this slip to vote for their favourite shortlisted book. The 2013 winners were announced at a special awards ceremony in March 2014.

 *Pack contents may vary

Give us your feedback

If your child has recently received a Bookbug Primary 1 Family Pack, we would love to hear what you think. Our easy online survey will take no longer than 5 minutes. Thank you very much!

Download a copy of My Voting Pack

My Voting Pack includes fun activities linking to the three shortlisted books in the pack. You can download and print a copy here.

Visit your local Library

All over the country libraries will be celebrating Book Week Scotland. Why not pop along to your local library and see how they are celebrating? There’s lots to do and you can borrow books for free!

Don’t forget to take along your copy of My Voting Pack so you can play the maze game and pick up your Book Week Scotland sticker. You’ll find the game on the library page of your pack but you can also download and print a copy of the game here. Enjoy!


Scottish Book Trust is delighted to be working again with CALL Scotland who can provide accessible digital and audio versions of the Scottish Children’s Book Awards shortlist. For more information, please visit the accessibility page.

Gaelic Packs 

Gaelic Bookbug Primary 1 Family Packs are available for Primary 1 children in Gaelic Medium Education. These packs are given out alongside the English packs. To find out more about the Gaelic pack, please visit the Gaelic Bookbug page.


Bookbug and Scottish Book Trust are delighted to be working in partnership with Road Safety Scotland, Education Scotland, Creative Scotland and Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People.


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