At Read for Good, our dream is for every child and young person in the UK to fall in love with reading for pleasure and to experience the life-long benefits it brings.
Our work over 40 years has shown us that this only happens when children are able to choose from a truly representative range of enticing titles of the highest quality. Old, dusty, dog-eared books belonging to another era aren’t good enough in a world ruled by technology and virtual entertainment. For more information, see our Inviting & Inclusive Libraries page
Read for Good’s expertly curated Brilliant Box of Books offers children and young people access to the most beautiful brand new books that contemporary children’s publishing can offer. From the latest award-winning fiction and non-fiction to bestselling graphic novels and updated re-prints of treasured classics, our aim is to offer instant excitement, escapism and adventure to a generation of disadvantaged children and young people. We want to gift them the books that will get them reading, for good!
“It’s special when books are a gift, it somehow imbues them with a magical power” ~ Andy Seed, 2023
National Literacy Trust research sadly shows that numbers of children and young people reading for pleasure is at its lowest in two decades. This alongside the decline in funding for school libraries and resources, not to mention the cost of living crisis, means this work is more vital than ever.