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

  • Visit reading choices for information about ebooks, large print and audio books), what to read, and products to help you read.
  • Join RNIB Reading Libraries including RNIB Talking Books and RNIB Overdrive, for fiction and non-fiction books in audio, braille and giant print. loads of great books in giant print (24 point type), braille or audio
  • Choose from loads of books for young people - adventure, love, fantasy, funny stories, stories about animals, families, underpants and aliens, poetry and non-fiction books on topics like cookery, pets and sport. Borrow up to six books at a time. Postage is free.
Magazines
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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] to find out about current topics.

Websites for young writers

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