Storytime Magazines for Schools

Storytime magazine is the UK’s only story magazine – we are one of the biggest magazines in the country for schools – as well as having thousands of readers from all over the world.

We are bought by schools around the world who use Storytime as a resource for classroom reading, for children with English as a second language, as a Pupil Premium resource, or simply for class storytelling.

Storytime’s creators are experienced publishing professionals who have worked in large global publishing companies. We became frustrated with the quality of kids magazines, often bought for the plastic toy rather than the content. The magazines themselves were packed with ads, and cast aside in five minutes. We decided to take a risk, leave our jobs, and put all of our resources into creating Storytime.

We want to give hard working teachers a magazine that encourages children to read – with great stories in an accessible format. The magazine format is very important – it works for reluctant readers who won’t pick up a book, as well as children who do read books for enjoyment.

Now we have thousands of readers across over 50 countries, so we are delighted that the risk we has paid off! Schools use us for class reading, as a resource for Pupil Premium funded children, for EAL children and for class storytelling.


If you would like to look at a sample copy of Storytime, we have posted a link to PDF of a recent issue on our site here. Get in touch if you would like a physical sample.

If you’re interested in subscribing for your school, or have any questions – do email us at

We have an online order form here which also acts as a price calculator, but if you prefer, we have a printable order form which can be printed off from this link here and emailed to us.

On receipt of an order we’ll get in touch to confirm that everything has been set up.


We also produce a teaching resource pack every month, linked to a story in that month’s Storytime which we email out to our subscribing schools.

Each pack has 15 to 20 pages of themed, printable content with lesson ideas and classroom activities.

In addition to these we carry a host of free, sample teaching resource packs on our website which we are happy for anyone to use.

We love to encourage creativity and have an annual competition for a child to get their work featured in Storytime – open to all children, anywhere, not just to our readers. In 2016 we ran a competition to become a published poet within our pages – you can read more about it here. 2017’s competition was about illustration. In 2018 we asked children to write us a story in 50 words or less, and in 2019 we challenged them to design a super hero – the winner featuring in their own story.

There’s also a regularly updated blog which we update with thoughts on reading for pleasure, improving childhood literacy, illustration, and making a magazine. It’s well worth following – Here are links to few articles including using a growth mindset to become a more confident reader, the importance of diversity in stories and five alternative reading styles that work.

Just some of the entries from 2016’s poetry competition