Non-Fiction November 2023

Read for Good’s Reading for Non-Fiction November promotion aimed to promote reading for pleasure in schools and highlight the Federation of Children’s Book Groups (FCBG) Non-Fiction November event, an annual celebration of all things factual.

Schools who signed up by 30 November 2023 to run Readathon® in the 2023-2024 academic year, were given exclusive access to a range of free digital resources and a chance to win a fabulous prize of non-fiction books and resources.

This was made possible by the positive response and generous support of publishers and authors, donating their time, books and resources.

31 publishers and authors contributed to the packages, with over 485 books donated worth more than £3,500.

This enabled over 750 schools and thousands of students across the UK to access a wealth of free digital and physical reading resources to inspire reading for fun. The digital resources are now widely available on our website here.

10 schools received a brilliant box of non-fiction related books and resources (and a retro-Readathon cake tin!) worth an average of £310, through a campaign prize draw.

Over £100,000 has been raised by Readathon to date this academic year, helping to bring the magic of books and stories to children in hospitals across the UK.

Thank you to all the amazing schools and students taking part in Readathon, fundraising incredible amounts to bring books and stories to children in hospitals across the UK.

Schools, sign up for your next Readathon now!

A huge thank you to the publishers, authors and illustrators who have supported us and made our celebration of non-fiction possible!

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