We are grateful to our sponsors and traders who are helping to make Oxford Reading Spree a very special occasion.

Headline Sponsor

Rising Stars –

Gold Sponsors

Peters Books

Reading Gladiators

Silver Sponsors


First News is the only UK newspaper written especially for 7-14 year olds, with more than 2.2 million weekly readers. We work with nearly 10,000 schools and our differentiated reading resources which accompany every issue have been proven to “significantly improve” reading attitudes and ability (NLT 2015).

Our new digital reading platform,  the Literacy iHub, won Best Primary Digital Content at the BETT Awards 2017. The iHub makes the most of our content and was described as “a great innovative resource that will engage the learner … whilst developing comprehension skills in an interesting and imaginative way” by the judges.


phoenix-logo-experimentThe Phoenix

The Phoenix is a high quality weekly comic full of award winning serialised stories, engaging non-fiction and brain boosting puzzles that is the highlight of our reader’s week. 

With stunning artwork from some of the best artists in the country, The Phoenix is great for pulling your child away from the screen and getting them reading. We aim to inspire creativity, imagination and to instil a life-long love of reading using the proven power of comics to engage children of all ages.