When you first log in to Oxford Reading Buddy, you will be asked to select your Reading Buddy. This Buddy will pop up in the Coaching eBooks to read along with you and ask you questions.

Watch this video and meet the Reading Buddies.

Select a Buddy below to find out more information about them.


Name: Bolts
Favourite book: The Magic Cow (Level 9)
Proudest badge achievement: Collecting Skill Superstar badges
About me:Bolt

I enjoy reading myths and fairy tales. My hobbies are cooking and daydreaming.

Likes: grammar, umbrellas, nuts

Dislikes: rain

Extra info: Bolts was created by Roxy. Optimistic and logical, Bolts has a brilliant memory and does well in most quizzes. Bolts is a fan of Rama’s Journey (Level 13) and Spice Story (Level 16)
Download: Bolts character card
Name: Li-Na
Favourite book: Helen Keller: An Inspiring Life (Level 8)
Proudest badge achievement: Earning the Book Boss badge
About me:La-na

I love reading as much as possible and taking quizzes to earn badges. I really enjoy sport, especially basketball.

Likes: reading biographies

Dislikes: being late

Extra info: Li-Na is competitive and hard-working. She is really good at sport and is a fast runner. She is an avid reader. She is a fan of Win the Cup! (Level 3) and Adrenaline Rush (Level 17)
Download: Li-Na character card
Name: Neo
Favourite book: What Do We Need to Survive? (Level 7)
Proudest badge achievement: My Twentieth Quiz badge!
About me:Neo

I enjoy non-fiction books about nature and geography, because I love being outdoors. My other hobby is singing.

Likes: camping, maps

Dislikes: cheese

Extra info: Neo loves exploring. He is an environmentalist. Favourite books include Explorers: Then and Now (Level 14) and Hunting Volcanoes  (Level 17).
Download: Neo character card
Name: Pompom
Favourite book: Jabberwocky and Other Poems (Level 18)
Proudest badge achievement: Listening Legend
About me:Pompom

I like reading stories about real life, and poetry books. I also like pop music. I know all the words and dance moves for my favourite songs!

Likes: riding my bike

Dislikes: running

Extra info: Pompom is wise, calm and sensible. Pompom is also friendly and helpful. Pompom’s favourite books include Stanley Stone Rocks (Level 10) and Rhyme Slime (Level 11).
Download: Pompom character card
Name: Roxy
Favourite book: Attack of the Robot Bunnies! (Level 5)
Proudest badge achievement: Skill Superstar
About me:Roxy

My favourite books are about science and engineering, and I also like to read science-fiction. I love machines and I built Bolts the robot!

Likes: hot air balloons, experiments

Dislikes: swimming

Extra info: Roxy is very curious and a knowledge-seeker. Books she enjoys are Planet Exis (Level 7) and Nancy-Bird Walton (Level 18).
Download: Roxy character card
Name: Rusty
Favourite book: Hop! Hop! Pop! (Level 1+)
Proudest badge achievement: Earning my First Quiz badge
About me:Rusty

I live in a library! Funny books are my favourite. My hobbies are paw-painting and collecting things.

Likes: spaghetti, cuddles

Dislikes: bedtime

Extra info: Rusty is enthusiastic and childlike. Rusty likes reading Fur from Home (Level 13) and Mosaic Art (Level 4).
Download: Rusty character card

You can download all Oxford Reading Buddy character cards here.