Reading and writing

Discover the different ways to read, the products to help you read, and the latest young people books and magazines to dive into.

Reading choices

At National Talking Newspapers and Magazines (NTNM) we have loads of popular high street and tailor made magazines to choose from, including those for young people:
  • Aquila - monthly magazine for factoids aged between 6 and 12. Jam packed with science, wildlife and world facts as well as hilarious jokes and challenging puzzles.
  • BBC Top of the Pops - for the pop crazy teenage girl who wants to know who is scaling the charts, read star interviews and get fashion and lifestyle tips.
  • BBC Horrible Histories- kids of all ages (and all the grownups) can't get enough of everything horrible about history. It's hilarious and factual with a good helping of gross!
  • First news - a weekly magazine bursting with current affairs and news for 7 - 14 year olds. Covering all the latest stories from the UK and around the world. Special features include Kids in the Commons, science news and features from young reporters.
If you’re under 18, you can get all four NTNM magazines pinged straight to your email inbox for just £19.50 a year. That's more than 80 magazines a year and just 22p per issue! For more, email or complete our online contact form.

Other children's magazines from RNIB

Our team of editors hunt high and low for the best articles and features and pack them into monthly kids magazines. They are all available in braille and many are now offered in text on email and DAISY audio CD. For more, email or complete our online contact form.

Got the writing bug?

Want to write for us?

We would love to feature your experiences on Insight online for professionals and parents supporting children and young people with visual impairment. Email to find out about current topics.

Websites for young writers

If you love writing, visit the following websites for inspiration, information, and competitions. 

Reading choices from RNIB

We make it possible for you to get access to books, newspapers and magazines in the format you prefer, whether that’s braille, audio, large print or digital. You can borrow from our library service – the largest of its kind in the UK – or buy from our online shop.

RNIB reading choices