Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Books We're Talking About
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Funding to supply 12m children's books

14th September 2009

Twelve million books are set to be provided to children under three years old following the launch of a new funding scheme.

The books will be distributed through Sure Start Children's Centres by charity Bookstart.

Children will also be able to access books at GP surgeries, libraries and children's nurseries.

Books aimed at babies, toddlers and pre-school aged children will be purchased over the next three years using the GBP 18 million funding provided by children's secretary Ed Balls.

Mr Balls said: 'The support given to children and families during those all important early years can have a lasting impact on a child's development.

'All investment in early years is important, but funding that encourages families to read and learn together and improve literacy is invaluable.'

Bookstart aims to provide a free pack of books to every baby in the UK to help inspire them to read.

Latest Blog
Read an Extract from Man Booker-Shortlisted The Sellout by Paul Beatty
30/09/2016

Read an extract from the book described by Simon Schama as 'outrageous, hilarious and profound'.

Ben Macintyre Introduces His New Book, SAS: Rogue Heroes
26/09/2016

Ben Macintyre Introduces His New Book, SAS: Rogue Heroes, plus read the Prologue.

A Stinky #FoyesFive!
25/09/2016

Andi celebrates Birmingham Grand Central's First Birthday with her bestselling and rather stinky picture books!

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd