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Imagination Library

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Register for free books for your under five, give feedback on the Imagination Library scheme, get tips and ideas for activities to do with the latest books.

Free books for children from birth to five years

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a 60 volume set of books. 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.

The programme is available across the whole of North Lincolnshire. All children from birth to five years who live in North Lincolnshire are eligible to register.

Watch the story of the Imagination Library in North Lincolnshire.

Register for the Imagination Library

You can register for the Imagination Library using our online form:

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.

You will receive your 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.

Moving address

If you move please let us know by completing the online form or contacting us on 01724 296652 so we can ensure your child will continue to receive books at their new address

Imagination Library feedback

Your feedback is important to us and helps influence the selection of future books.

Group 1: born in 2020: Is this my nose?

Can you find your nose, eyes, ears, mouth and chin? This vibrant book encourages little ones to associate words and pictures with their own bodies. Open the fold-out mirror at the back of the book to help them discover their own faces as you read aloud together.

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Group 2 – Born in 2019: Peppa Pig; Shapes

Learn all your shapes with Peppa. A first concept book ideal for the very youngest Peppa Pig fan. With simple text and pictures this chunky board book is perfect for little hands.

Peppa Pig is a BAFTA award-winning preschool animation, shown daily on Five’s Milkshake and Nick Jnr.

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Group 3 – Born in 2018: There’s a Monster in Your Book

Bestselling author of the ‘Dinosaur that Pooped’ series and The Christmasaurus, Tom Fletcher, has written a brand new picture book perfect for bedtime, where a mischievous monster has invaded the pages of your child’s book!

This read-aloud, interactive picture book treat invites children to make magic happen page by page, tilting, spinning and shaking the book, and then seeing the funny results when each page is turned. A fantastic celebration of all the fun that can be had with a book, with a wonderful wind-down bedtime ending!

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Group 4 – Born in 2017: 100 Dogs

Small dog, tall dog, playing with a ball dog, big dog, dig dog burying a bone… Can there really be 100 dogs doing 100 doggy things packed into the pages of this picture book? Follow the bouncy rhyme as it eaves its way through an array of hilarious hounds (from petted pugs to silly sausage dogs) and find out…

This silly celebration of dogs is bursting with funny details to spot and crazy, characterful dogs to fall in love with – a bark-aloud book to return time and again.

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Group 5 – Born in 2016: Families, Families, Families

Mums and dads and grandparents and cousins and stepbrothers and aunts and great-grandchildren… this is a laugh-out-loud introduction to all sorts of different families!

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Group 6 – Billy and the Beast

From the author of Bumblebear, comes a new heroine for our times. Introducing: Billy!

Whilst on a lovely walk in the woods, Billy and her trusty sidekick Fatcat hear a terrible rumble… a terrible rumble coming from a Terrible Beast…
He’s making a Terrible Soup out of all of Billy and Fatcat’s friends! Luckily, our brave heroine Billy has a trick or two up her sleeve (or in her hair)…
Join Billy on her mission to defeat the Terrible Beast (and save those adorable little bunny rabbits too).

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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. This includes 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.

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