Our First London Marathon

For the first time in our charity’s history, a runner has taken part in the London Marathon in support of Read for Good. 

First book delivery of the year!

A selection of brand- new gorgeous books has just arrived in all 30 major children’s hospitals!

Our storytellers are back!

We are so excited to see our storytellers returning to hospitals, albeit virtually, offering their usual magic along with a good dose of escapism and distraction!

Rebuilding lost school library stock

Emergency £1k bundle of books and comics sent to 50 schools, reporting libraries decimated during the pandemic.

Cressida thanks Readathon schools

The Children’s Laureate, Cressida Cowell hosted an exclusive live event in June for schools who ran Readathon over the pandemic.

Learn the art of storytelling

We’re drawing on decades of storytelling in children’s hospitals to create bespoke training for medical staff to help build rapport with young patients.

#DEARLiverpool 2021

Uniting 12,359 children across Liverpool to drop everything and read for March 2021 World Book Day.

World Book Day 2021 activities

As an official charity partner of World Book Day, we’re working with schools across the UK to help foster and reignite a love of reading wherever children are.

Free Online Reading Tracker launches

Read for Good develops a new, free easy-to-use tool for teachers, librarians, pupils and parents to encourage and record reading for pleasure.

Gloucestershire two-year initiative

READ Gloucestershire! is a new campaign uniting children across the county in reading for fun as part of a two-year initiative.