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Bookbug at Glasgow Libraries

Bookbug events are free, friendly and fun-filled 30 minute sessions for parents and carers to enjoy with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers involving song, stories and rhymes.

Glasgow Bookbug

Free, friendly, fun sessions of songs, rhymes and stories for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their families and carers to enjoy together.  Each session lasts around 30 minutes and has been designed to support children’s development while having fun.  They take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one, and meet other families.

 

Glasgow Libraries Bookbug Sessions

Glasgow Libraries Bookbug session featuring Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose

Bookbug

Book Bug logo

Children respond to song, story and rhyme in a very special way and Bookbug sessions celebrate this. These sessions help improve speech, language and brain development, as well as social and emotional skills. But that's not all, they are also great fun! 

Bookbug encourages mums, dads and carers to sing and share stories with their children from birth. Children love these interactive sessions and it provides an opportunity for parents to bond with their child by giving them one to one quality time! It's also a great way to meet other parents and carers, swap ideas and support each other along the way.

PLEASE NOTE: Bookbug sessions are subject to change and we recommend contacting your local library in advance to check sessions are running that week.

Bookbug gifts every child in Scotland four free bags of books in their first 5 years. 

For more information about Bookbug, including resources, research, advice and tips visit: www.scottishbooktrust.com/bookbug

 

Bookbug's Library Challenge

Book Bug Library Challenge certificate

Bookbug's Library Challenge

Bookbug's Library Challenge is a free and fun way to encourage children to enjoy their local library. The challenge runs in libraries across Scotland and your child will have the chance to collect beautifully illustrated certificates when they borrow books.

Libraries have a range of great children's books you can borrow for free and your baby or toddler is never too young to join.

Sign up for Bookbug's free and fun Library Challenge in any of our libraries- it's an easy way to enjoy books!

Bookbug App

The BookBug App

Download the free Bookbug app to share songs and rhymes on the go, look up new words or make up your own songs and rhymes to our new instrumental versions! Apps can be great for supporting children’s learning and encouraging play and creativity.
Explore the app together and create your own personalised playlists. You can also use the app to find your nearest Bookbug Session!
Visit the Apple App Store or Google Play to download

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Book:I am Bat, Illustrated by Morag Hood:2018:New in Paperback Book
Author: Hood, Morag
Author: Hood, Morag
Year: 2018
Language: English
Media class: Book
Edition: New in Paperback
Publisher: Two Hoots
Resource type: Physical
28p, ill (Full colour illus throughout) ; 25x25cm (Stitched)
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Book:Bedtime, illustrated by C. Dicmas:2015 Book
Author: Dicmas, Courtney
Author: Dicmas, Courtney
Year: 2015
Language: English
Media class: Book
Publisher: Child's Play
Resource type: Physical
12p, ill ; 20.2x20.2cm
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Book:Colours:2013:First Book
Author: Sirett, Dawn
Year: 2013
Media class: Book
Edition: First
Publisher: Dorling K
Resource type: Physical
10p, ill (Full colour photos throughout) ; 21.6x21.6cm (Board)
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Book:Maggie's Mittens, Illustrated by Alison Soye:2017 Book
Author: Clayton, Coo
Author: Soye, Alison
Year: 2017
Media class: Book
Publisher: Black & White Pub
Resource type: Physical
36p, ill (col illustrations) ; 19x25.3cm (Paperback)
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Book:From head to toe:1999 Book
Author: Carle, Eric
Year: 1999
Media class: Book
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
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Book:Dear zoo, Illustrated by Rod Campbell:2019:Reprint Book
Author: Campbell, Rod
Year: 2019
Language: English
Media class: Book
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Macmillan
Resource type: Physical
20p, ill (Full colour illus throughout) ; 24x24cm (Stitched)
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Book:My mummy is magic, illustrated by J. Massey:2014:Original Book
Author: Richards, Dawn
Author: Massey, Jane
Year: 2014
Language: English
Media class: Book
Edition: Original
Publisher: Picture Corgi
Resource type: Physical
32p, ill ; 26.5x23.5cm
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Book:The tiger who came to tea:2006:Reprint Book
Author: Kerr, Judith
Year: 2006
Language: English
Media class: Book
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: HarperCollins
Resource type: Physical
32p ; 27.9x22cm
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Book:When you were born..., illustrated by E. Dodd:2014 Book
Author: Dodd, Emma
Author: Dodd, Emma
Year: 2014
Language: English
Media class: Book
Publisher: Templar Pub
Resource type: Physical
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Book:Ye cannae shove yer granny off a bus, Illustrated by Kathryn Selbert:2018:First Book
Author: Selbert, Kathryn
Year: 2018
Language: English
Media class: Book
Edition: First
Publisher: Floris Bks
Resource type: Physical
12p, ill (Full colour illus throughout) ; 18.6x16cm (Board)
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Book:Mr Men in Scotland, Illustrated by Adam Hargreaves:2019:Original Book
Author: Hargreaves, Adam
Author: Hargreaves, Adam
Year: 2019
Language: English
Media class: Book
Edition: Original
Publisher: Egmont Books
Resource type: Physical
32p, ill (Full colour illus throughout) ; 12.7x14cm (Paperback)
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Author: Pye, Ali
Author: Pye, Ali
Year: 2019
Language: English
Media class: Book
Edition: Simultaneous
Publisher: Simon & S
Resource type: Physical
32p, ill (Full colour illus throughout) ; 27.8x24cm (Stitched)
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Author: Voigt, Marie
Author: Voigt, Marie
Year: 2019
Language: English
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Publisher: Simon & S
Resource type: Physical
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Author: Ayto, Russell
Author: Ayto, Russell
Year: 2019
Language: English
Media class: Book
Edition: Simultaneous
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
32p, ill (Full colour illus throughout) ; 26.5x26.5cm (Stitched)
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Book:Happy to be me, Illustrated by Emma Dodd:2019:First Book
Author: Dodd, Emma
Author: Dodd, Emma
Year: 2019
Media class: Book
Edition: First
Publisher: Orchard Bks
Resource type: Physical
32p, ill (Full colour illus throughout) ; 25.5x25.5cm (Hardback)
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Book:Daddy Fartypants, Illustrated by Matt Hunt:2019:First Book
Author: Stamp, Emer
Author: Hunt, Matt
Year: 2019
Language: English
Media class: Book
Edition: First
Publisher: Orchard Bks
Resource type: Physical
32p, ill (Full colour illus throughout) ; 28x25.5cm (Hardback)
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Book:The big angry roar, Illustrated by Jonny Lambert:2019:First Book
Author: Lambert, Jonny
Author: Lambert, Jonny
Year: 2019
Language: English
Media class: Book
Edition: First
Publisher: Little Tiger Pr
Resource type: Physical
28p, ill (Full colour illus throughout) ; 28.6x25cm (Hardback)
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Book:Perfectly polite penguins, not!, Illustrated by Ekaterina Trukhan:2019:First Book
Author: Deutsch, Georgiana
Author: Trukhan, Ekaterina
Year: 2019
Language: English
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Edition: First
Publisher: Little Tiger Pr
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28p, ill (Full colour illus throughout) ; 28.5x25cm (Hardback)
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Book:Knock knock alien, Illustrated by Nick East:2019:First Book
Author: Hart, Caryl
Author: East, Nick
Year: 2019
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Publisher: Hodder
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Book:Think big, Illustrated by Nathan Reed:2019:First Book
Author: Gray, Kes
Author: Reed, Nathan
Year: 2019
Language: English
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Edition: First
Publisher: Hodder
Resource type: Physical
32p, ill (Full colour illus throughout) ; 25x25cm (Hardback)
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