Fabulous Non-fiction resources

At Read for Good, we believe children can develop a life-long love of reading in all sorts of ways. Non-fiction can be a great route into reading for many. Check out a range of fabulous non-fiction resources here to help inspire your readers!

Offers

Listening Books are offering Readathon school a 10% discount on membership during November. Click here and use the code readforgood10.

Visit this link to set up a school subscription using the code GOOD23. Access a fantastic range of resources created especially for schools.

Apply for a free school copy of this inspiring book from The Female Lead; watch interviews with the inspirational women featured in the book.

Videos

Inspirational message from Against the Odds adventurer and explorer, Alastair Humphreys.

KS2 – 3 mins

Patrick Kane, proud owner of a bionic arm, introduces his book about prosthetics and bionics.

KS2 – 2 mins

Laura Dockrill shares her journey reading non-fiction to support her own good mental health.

KS3 – 3 mins (mentions post-natal depression)

Dr Sai Pathmanathan talks about her fab new science-based cook book!

KS2 – 2 mins

Simon Mole performs his fantastically expressive poetry all about dinosaurs!

KS1/2 – various

Fran Scott talks about why she loves non-fiction in this short video.

Suitable for all ages!

Audio

Listen to an extract of this book from Listening Books: …If the Sun were the size of a grapefruit, Earth would be the size of a grain of salt…

KS1 – 35 mins

Listen to an extract of this book from Listening Books: …What would happen if there were no bees in this world? It would be a disaster!

KS2 – 33 mins

Listen to an extract of this book from Listening Books: …Helping young people with anxiety learn to recognise and manage their symptoms.

KS3 – 3 hours

Downloads and resources

Download and watch loads of fabulous resources at M.G. Leonard’s terrific Twitchers Club!

KS2

Access both a Resist poster and resources and Armistice Runner resources about WW2.

KS2/3

Use this quiz kit, independent quiz sheet, and activity sheet to test your pupils’ knowledge!

KS2

STEM-based adventure series with a non-fiction educational twist.

Free resources here

KS1/2

The complete no worries guide to growing up.

Free resources here

KS2/3

A fresh new look at the British Empire and its place in history.

Free resources here

KS2

TV’s Dr Ranj has a fantastic toolkit to help you train your brain.

Free resources and activity sheets

KS2

Read astronaut Tim Peake’s incredible story of our Universe.

Free resources here

KS2/3

Fight racism and prejudice with this eveyday action book.

Free resources here

KS2

A book about positive change – a guide to respect and consent.

Free resources here

KS2

Discover the magical myths and lost legends of Britain.

Free resources here

KS2/3

Join TV Vet Noel Fitzpatrick share stories of Super Pets!

Free resources here

KS2

A book to help children understand their identity.

Free resources here

KS2

A powerful and lyrical story about finding your place in the world.

Read a sample

KS2

With enormous thanks to the generosity of the many publishers, authors and illustrators who have supported our celebration of non-fiction!

  • Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
  • Bonnier Books UK
  • Brown Dog Books
  • Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • Faber & Faber
  • Firefly Press
  • Frances Lincoln Ltd
  • Hachette Children’s Books
  • Lantana Publishing
  • Listening Books
  • Macmillan
  • Medina
  • Nosy Crow
  • Otter-Barry Books
  • QED Publications
  • Questfriendz
  • Scholastic
  • Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • The Female Lead
  • The Week Junior
  • Thomas Nelson
  • Usborne Publishing
  • Walker Books
  • Welbeck Publishing Group
  • M G Leonard (Walker Books)
  • Tom Palmer (Barrington Stoke)
  • Simon Mole (Walker Books)
  • Dr Sai (Faber)
  • Laura Dockrill (Bonnier)
  • Alastair Humphreys (Bonnier)
  • Patrick Kane (Bonnier)