Celebrate Non-Fiction November with Readathon!

At Read for Good, we believe that reading for pleasure should be just that! Reading whatever you want, however you want. For some children and young people, a storybook isn’t necessarily their reading of choice – and we’re joining Non-Fiction November to celebrate the joy that can be found in reading non-fiction. Whether exploring the world, meeting a hero from history or discovering how animals live, there really is a non-fiction page-turner for everyone!

Sign up to run Readathon® in 2023-2024 by Thursday 30th November 2023 to access a host of inspiring digital non-fiction resources* including audio book samples and a 10% discount from Listening Books plus some exclusive videos to share in the classroom from non-fiction authors such as Dr Sai (Chews Your Own Tasty Adventure, KS1/2) Laura Dockrill (You Are a Story, KS3), Patrick Kane (Human 2.0, KS2/3) and Alastair Humphreys (Against the Odds, KS2/3).

PLUS, 10 lucky schools will be drawn at random to receive an amazing box full of non-fiction books, posters and bookmarks (kindly donated by publishers), a 3 month subscription to The Week Junior AND a limited edition retro Readathon cake tin! Remember, for your Readathon pupils can chose to read whatever they love – books to blogs, comics to classics…anything goes!

Winners announced!

Congratulations to our prize draw winners who will receive their Non-Fiction November box bursting with books in January:

Sullivan Upper School, Holywood, County Down
Mountjoy School, Beaminster, Dorset
St Chad’s Patchway CE Primary School, Patchway, Bristol
Waterside Academy, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Ranelagh School, Bracknell, Berkshire
Woodcroft First School, Leek, Staffordshire
St Anne’s Catholic High School for Girls (Lower School), Enfield, Middlesex
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Beckenham, Kent
Cubbington CE Primary School, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Presdales School, Ware, Hertfordshire

The Week Junior is the award-winning current affairs magazine that children love to read. Designed to help 8 to 14-year-olds make sense of the world, its colourful and fact-filled pages provide context and clarity to complex issues, and help to improve general knowledge and encourage discussion and debate.

For those children that find reading difficult or impossible due to SEND, SEMH, illnesses or disabilities you can give them access to thousands of audiobooks through the charity Listening Books.  Schools will receive a 10% discount on any school membership when joining in November and using the exclusive discount code.  Find out more about all the fantastic books on offer and how to join here: https://www.listening-books.org.uk/what-we-do/membership-for-schools

To go ahead and order your free kit and get your free downloads and entry into the free prize draw, click the button below.

To find out more about Readathon, click here.

The money raised by your pupils supports Read for Good’s hospital programme, bringing a regular supply of brand new books and storyteller visits to children in hospitals across the UK. Plus, you’ll earn free books worth 20% of your donations for your own school.

*All schools who order a kit by 30/11/2023 to run Readathon during 2023-2024 will be emailed a digital non-fiction package from mid-September and will be eligible for a prize draw to win one of 10 boxes of books and resources.