Puffin World of Stories

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Puffin World of Stories is a programme run in partnership with Puffin, part of Penguin Random House. The programme equips primary schools with the books, materials, training and resources they need to champion reading for pleasure across the whole school, and reinvigorate their school libraries and reading spaces.

About the programme

Puffin World of Stories is a programme run in partnership with Puffin, part of Penguin Random House. The programme equips primary schools with the books, materials, training and resources they need to champion reading for pleasure across the whole school, and reinvigorate their school libraries and reading spaces.

What participating primary schools get

  • 300 free Puffin books

    Including favourite authors and exciting new voices, plus a wide selection of audio books.

  • Training

    Online library coordinator training delivered by the National Literacy Trust. Face-to-face training may recommence subject to regulations.

  • Exciting resources

    To help encourage reading for pleasure across the whole school

  • Colourful materials

    Including bunting, bookmarks and posters, to bring the magic of reading to life.

  • Newsletter

    Regular Puffin World of Stories newsletter packed with inspiration and the opportunity to share good practice.

  • National Literacy Trust membership

    A year of membership providing access to resources and tools to support reading and literacy across the whole school.

Puffin World of Stories opportunities for 2021/22

The Puffin World of Stories programme aims to address some of the key challenges facing reading for pleasure in schools. So far, we’ve worked with 225 primary schools, supporting them to transform their libraries and reading spaces into hubs of creativity and imagination.

Each year we recruit primary schools to participate in the programme. These will normally be in a range of geographic areas which vary year by year, allowing participating schools to build a local reading for pleasure network.

These locations and other criteria will be published on this page shortly, along with details of how to register your interest.

In the meantime you can contact puffinworldofstories@literacytrust.org.uk with any questions.

If your school already holds a membership subscription with the National Literacy Trust and you want to develop your understanding of how to create an effective reading environment and develop a culture of reading for pleasure in your school, you can access the Love our Libraries elearning course. You can find out more about school membership subscription here.