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What's inside the 2023 Bookbug Explorer Bag?

Find out what's in the 2023 Bookbug Explorer Bags and where to get them

Bookbug Explorer Bag 2023 contents

The Bookbug Explorer Bag is gifted at childcare settings when your child is 3. Home educated children who have not received their bag at nursery can request these from their local Bookbug co-ordinator. Please note that older versions of the bags are still in circulation while stocks last, so you may not receive the most recent bag.

One Banana, Two Bananas by Charlotte Guillain, Adam Guillain and Sam Lloyd

Ten bananas from Banana Bungalow are trying to escape a very hungry monkey! Will they get away? Count along with this picture book that's full of rhyming fun and silliness in spades. It'll have little ones and grown-ups alike laughing along at each of the antics the bananas get up to.

Follow the Trail Trucks by DK

Follow glossy trails as trucks go up, down and all around, chugging along to all of their different destinations! Children will love to explore various facts about trucks, learning as they follow the wee trails. With a mixture of photos and cute illustrations, this is an engaging board book that's sure to delight your little explorers.

How to Catch a Rainbow by Naomi Jones and Ana Gomez

Freya wants to hunt for rainbows – but catching them can be tricky! This colourful picture book lives up to the word 'rainbow', and will resonate with your own little explorers as you share this book together. What colours can you find in everyday objects and the natural world around you? With a little creativity and imagination, Freya discovers a world that's full of rainbows.

Other contents

Alongside the books featured in the bag, you'll also find:

Please note: Bags are not suitable for babies or young children to use unattended.

CALL Scotland have also created a pack of symbol resources to accompany each of the books in the Bookbug Explorer Bag. They can be used with children with additional support needs (ASN) and those with communication difficulties, as well as those with English as an additional language (EAL).

(this link will open in a new window)Discover symbolised resources for the Bookbug Explorer Bag

Looking for the rest of the Bookbug Bag contents?

Head to the Bookbug Bags page

Are you an early years practitioner involved in bag gifting?

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