About Storytime Hub

Storytime is one of the most popular resources for schools around the world, with a large readership across more than 60 countries. With Storytime Hub, you get instant access to a year’s worth of online Storytime magazines and the accompanying class resources. Plus a new magazine and set of resources is added each month. Join us today and find out why so many schools are discovering that Storytime is the best time.

Works for readers of all levels

It gives children brilliant stories in an easily accessible format, and works well for both reluctant and enthusiastic readers, plus children with English as a second language.

A wide range of stories

Each edition of Storytime is packed with fairy tales, modern stories, myths and legends, plus stories from a variety of cultures – all beautifully illustrated.

Bonus learning resources

Each edition is accompanied by a complimentary 20 pages of lesson ideas, teaching resources, comprehension exercises and activities.

Additional parent and pupil access

You can also get extra access for pupils to use the stories and resources in lessons or for parents to use them at home.

Updated every month

We add a new issue of Storytime to the hub every month, so there are always new stories and resources to explore.

National Curriculum

Supports the UK National Curriculum for Reading, Writing and Comprehension.

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Our Story

Storytime was created back in 2014 by two friends with over 20 years of experience in publishing, Lulu Skantze and Leslie Coathup. The idea was to give parents and teachers a high-quality magazine that helped to improve children’s literacy - with no adverts and no plastic toys, just great stories. We believe stories are important to create great memories and build resilience for children, as well as making them fall in love with reading.

We are now one of the most popular resources for schools and families, with a wide readership across more than 60 countries. Storytime offers a bite size story format, which makes it a perfect resource for reluctant readers who might not pick up a book as easily, and for children who are learning English as an additional language. The avid book readers love us too for the high quality of illustrations and storytelling, so we make sure there’s something for everyone in our monthly editions!

With the brand-new Storytime Hub we are proud to make our extensive catalogue of over 700 stories and 80 home learning packs accessible digitally for teachers and parents to use all over the world for the first time. During a challenging 2020, we knew it was more important than ever to be able to access content everywhere at any time.

Storytime operates as a social enterprise – so it’s accessible by families and schools to increase children’s literacy and change lives for the better. Children who read to have improved vocabulary, writing, spelling & reading skills, ultimately doing better in school and in life.

Our yearly survey shows that after receiving Storytime for a year, the proportion of children reading for more than the recommended 20 minutes a day doubled! Even better, the proportion of children who enjoyed reading increased as well!

We hope that you will have fun exploring the Storytime Hub. You can set it up for your school here or for your family  – or get in touch with us at [email protected] if you would like more information.

Happy reading!

The Storytime Hub Team