Bookbug Week 2019

Bookbug's Big Picnic

We’re excited to announce that Bookbug Week 2019 is happening between 13-19 May and will celebrate ‘Bookbug's Big Picnic’.

Once again we’ll be celebrating Bookbug across Scotland and encouraging everyone to take part in singing, rhyming and sharing stories together over the whole week. We’ll be inviting all families to take part, whether at their local Bookbug Session or at home with friends or online! A whole host of fun story, song and rhyme activities for children will be taking place in local libraries and community venues with activities advertised on an events search on our website. 

Sign up for our Early Years Professionals newsletter or check back soon for more details and information about Bookbug Week including:

  • How to plan a special Bookbug Session or event – including advertising it with us and in your local press
  • How to get marketing materials to promote and use at your event
  • How to join in online – including details of our special Early Years Authors Live event streamed live from the BBC, competitions and more

We have a special picnic themed Bookbug session template that is perfect for sessions taking place during Bookbug Week. If you’d like to get involved with Bookbug Week but are not sure where to start, we’ve also put together some ideas for easy activities you can do in your library or early years setting.

There are so many great stories about food and picnics for you to enjoy during your Bookbug Week celebrations! We’ve rounded up some of our favourites in these book lists: Picnic Party, 12 books about food for 0-2s and Food, Glorious Food

And don't forget to register for our special Bookbug Week Author's Live with Emily MacKenzie. Emily will be sharing her hilarious picture book There's Broccoli in my Ice Cream - have your pencils and paper at the ready to draw along too!

If you have any questions about Bookbug Week, please do not hesitate to contact or call 0131 558 8853.   

Bookbug illustration by Debi Gliori, all other illustration © Esther Kent