Free books for children from birth to five years
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a 60 volume set of books. It begins with the children’s classic ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ by Beatrix Potter. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be delivered to your home and addressed to your child. Best of all it is a free gift! There is no cost or obligation to your family.
Watch the story of the Imagination Library in North Lincolnshire.
Who is eligible?
The programme has now been launched across the whole of North Lincolnshire. All children from birth to five years who live in North Lincolnshire are eligible to register.
Where can I register?
You can register for the Imagination Library using our online form below:
You can also register:
- at your local children’s centre
- at your local library
- with your health visitor
- at school
- at early years providers
If you have more than one child each child may participate
What do I need to do?
You need to live in North Lincolnshire. Parents or guardians need to complete and submit an official registration form. Books will be sent to the address on the registration form.
If you move please let us know by contacting us on 01724 296652 so we can ensure your child will continue to receive books at their new address.
When will I receive the books?
Eight to 10 weeks after your registration form has been received. Books will start to arrive at your home and will continue until your child turns five or you move away from North Lincolnshire.
Imagination Library feedback
Your feedback is important to us and helps influence the selection of future books. Please leave your feedback by clicking on the link below, alternatively you can call us on 01724 296652.
Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen
When I was a boy, I had a favourite treat. It was when my mum made . . . CHOCOLATE CAKE! Ohhh! I LOVED chocolate cake.
Fantastically funny and full of silly noises, this is Michael Rosen’s love letter to every child’s favourite treat, chocolate cake. Brought to life as a picture book for the first time with brilliant and characterful illustrations by Kevin Waldron.
- This game can help entertain your child while you’re out shopping together
- Visit Michael Rosen’s YouTube Channel
- Watch this fantastic performance of Chocolate Cake
- Download and print our Chocolate Cake ideas sheet [PDF, 1Mb]
The Gingerbread Man
Based on the traditional fairy tale The Gingerbread Man, this vibrantly illustrated story is sure to become a favourite in every home. Follow the gingerbread man as he tries to escape all manner of hungry animals and people! A perfect introduction to fairy tales – this hardback book contains lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children. Ideal for reading aloud.
- Take turns adding to the story
- Listen to the story The Gingerbread Man
- Gingerbread Man Recipe
- Download our Gingerbread Man ideas sheet [PDF, 1Mb]
How To Bath Your Little Dinosaur by Jane Clarke and Georgie Birkett
Dirty little dinosaur doesn’t want to wash . . .
Fill up the bath tub, splish, splash, SPLOSH!
A board book all about bath time! Discover the big moments and daily routines of every toddler’s life with lovable animal characters and a playful, rhyming text. Each story features a child with their very own baby animal, brought to life by the creator of The Big Night-Night Book.
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As part of a heart-warming new project between The North Lincolnshire Children’s Literacy Trust and The Health Tree Foundation, every baby on Scunthorpe Hospital’s Neonatal Ward will be given literacy gift packs, including a copy of the award-winning book ‘Guess How Much I Love You’, as well as a Singing Together CD and lots of information designed to support families in this crucial early stage of their babies development.
Please leave feedback on the Neonatal Book Gifting Scheme using the link below, or call us on 01724 296652.
- Group 1 – Born in 2019: How To Bath Your Little Dinosaur ideas sheet [PDF, 1Mb]
- Group 2 – Born in 2018: A Quiet Day in the Jungle
- Group 3 – Born in 2017: The Gingerbread Man ideas sheet[PDF, 1Mb]
- Group 4 – Born in 2016: Follow the Trail: Minibeasts
- Group 5 – Born in 2015: How to Be a Lion
- Group 6 – Born in 2014: Chocolate Cake ideas sheet [PDF, 1Mb]
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