bookbug books

Bookbug is Scotland’s universal early years book gifting programme and aims to inspire a love of stories, songs and rhymes from birth.

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Scottish Book Trust and partners work together to give every child in Scotland 4 free Bookbug Bags between birth and age 5.

Baby Bag:

  • from your health visitor when your baby is 3-5 weeks

Toddler Bag:

  • from your health visitor when your child is 13-15 months

Explorer Bag:

  • from nursery when your child is 3

Primary 1 Family Bag:

  • from school when your child is in P1

All Bookbug Bags distributed in the Western Isles are a mixture of Gaelic and English titles.

We also have tactile books available for children with additional support needs alongside their Bookbug Bags.


Bookbug Bags are supported by free Bookbug sessions, where mums, dads and carers can enjoy sharing stories, songs and rhymes with their little ones.

Find more information in our Bookbug sessions section .


Get the App

And don’t forget about the Bookbug Library app , which is free to download and has loads of great songs and rhymes for you to enjoy too!

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