Bookbug Pirate Bag

Please note that from March 2016, the Bookbug Pirate Bag will be phased out and replaced with the Bookbug Explorer Bag.


The Bookbug Pirate Bag is given out at nursery when your child is aged 3.

The Bookbug Pirate Bag will boost every young buccaneer’s love of books and reading, as well as encouraging their writing and drawing.

Your little one will love the sense of adventure and excitement as they dive into longer books. We hope you’ll enjoy snuggling up together to share a new story or enjoy an old favourite. 

How do I get my free Bookbug Pirate Bag?

The Bookbug Pirate Bag is usually given out at nursery when your child turns 3. However, Bags are given out in different ways depending on where you live. Your local Bookbug Co-ordinator will be able to help you find out how to get hold of one in your area. 

If you haven’t received your Bag, you can also ask at your local library.

Remember, you don’t have to register to receive your Bookbug Pirate Bag.

What does the Bookbug Pirate Bag include?*

  • Three picture books - These beautiful books have been specially selected by a panel of Early Years experts as well as being tested with families. The pirate-themed stories will be great fun to share with your child.
  • All About Me Notepad - This notepad is a great way to encourage your child to share their drawings. There are also some pull-out activity pages based on the books and some handy book recommendations for your next trip to the library.
  • Bookbug Pirate Colouring Pencils - These 6 brightly coloured pencils are ideal for your child learning to write. 
  • My Bookbug Pirate CD -  This CD is packed full of songs and nursery rhymes for you to enjoy with your child. The songs and rhymes can also be heard at your local Bookbug Session. You can listen to it online here.
  • 4 large postcards - These postcards are perfect for sending to grandparents, neighbours and friends, with plenty of space for your child to write their own personal message.
  • Bookbug alerts sign up form - Bookbug Alerts let you know that your child's next Bookbug Bag is due as well as giving you reading tips and book recommendations on your child's birthday. 
  • All contents come in a sturdy child sized canvas bag with smaller handles. Your child will love carrying their books around by themselves!

 *Bag contents may vary