Hey! If you’re doing Readathon at your school – High Five!

We hope you have a great time with all your favourite books, comics, audio books, blogs, or whatever you like to read. And wherever you like to read – in bed, in the bath, up a tree in the garden – it’s up to you, as long as you have fun! Here the fun continues – have a play with our Storymaker to see what story you can create. 

Even if you’re not doing a Readathon right now, you can check out this page for fun games and stuff to do with reading.

Check out the Storymaker, amazing videos, author interviews and fun things to do.

The Storymaker

Be a 30-second author with our ever-popular Storymaker Game. Fun for all ages!!

Fun stuff to watch

The brilliant thing about stories is that they don't just live in books – they can be found in cartoons, films, animations, audio – literally anywhere! Watch these videos to find more great stories and more about reading – who knows what you will discover!

Love listening to stories?


Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling and Audible have made Stephen Fry’s compelling narration of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone freely available. Nearly ten hours or pure listening joy!


Tom Percival

The brilliant author-illustrator Tom Percival reads a chapter from Attack of the Heebie Jeebies every day. It’s the most delightful way for to get caught up in a great story! Thanks Tom, and publisher Macmillan, for sharing!


Greg and Chris

The kind folk at Bloomsbury publishers have made Radio 1’s Greg James and Chris Smith’s audio version of Kid Normal available free on Audible. As the book says, you don’t need superpowers to be a hero!


David Walliams

The irrepressible David Walliams reads his books for elevenses, and there’s lots more to be found on his jam-packed website. Have a dig around – there’s lot of fun to be had!

Have fun with reading


Rob Biddulph

Rob Biddulph has the most captivating series of videos for budding illustrators.


Wizarding World

Dive into a magical world and check out all things Potter at Wizarding World.


Alex Rider

Test your secret agent skills with these Alex Rider top secret activities.


Guess How Much I Love You

Play with Big and Little Nutbrown Hare in these fun activities.

Author Interviews

Fun stuff to download

If you've got access to a printer download our word searches and colour in sheets – perfect for when you've had enough of looking at screens or need something fun to do on paper! There's also a poster for your bedroom door to let everyone know what you're reading!

Read for Good is a big trumpet-blowing, shout-it-from-the-rooftops champion of children's reading!

Whether you choose comics or classics, cereal boxes or cake recipes; you name it, we want you to read it … just because it is fun!

We get children motivated to read for fun through our sponsored read in schools – motivated by the fact they are reading to help us get brand new books and storytellers to children in hospitals and schools all over the UK. To get your school involved ask your teacher to sign up at readforgood.org.

We want all children to feel safe and happy. If you are a child with worries and need to talk to someone you can contact Childline 0800 1111 anytime of the day or night.