An interesting site for young book lovers or for children seeking
advice on what to read. kidsread.com offers many different features, from
information on authors and series to reviews of recently published books.
A trivia section features quizzes with an option to check your answers
and the games link contains numerous book-related word searches, map scrambles
etc. If you are thinking about starting a book club, trying to find new
ideas for your club or wondering what the heck a book club is, Kidsreads
has all the answers to your Book Club questions and some guides to help
you lead a good discussion with your friends. It also provides a guide
to choosing what to read.
Reviews and excerpts of the latest teenage books are available on this
site. An Authors page provides interviews with authors who have been interviewed
by teensread.com or have been recently featured on the site. Information
on book clubs and reading guides for teens is also provided.
Detailed book reviews for children are added to on a continuous basis.
These can be accessed through the Books or Authors links. The Lists, and
Bookchooser links will help young readers choose a particular type of
book. If you're not sure what to read click on the Lucky Dip button to
look at random reviews.
The British National Literacy Trust
Divided into separate pages for Early Years, Primary, Secondary, Parents,
Adults, Volunteers and Libraries. Key areas on this site, begins with
a news update followed by Government approaches, practical suggestions
and initiatives, research, statistics and resources. There is also an
events calendar of "What's on in the literacy world."
Achuka Children's Books UK
Advertised as "The Chock-Full Eyes Peeled, Independent Books
Site" this site includes Fiction, Non-Fiction, Teenage and Poetry
pages as well as a host of interesting, author profiles, interviews with
authors and the latest news on award-winning books.
Mrs Mad's Book-A-Rama
All the best children's books reviewed and rated for young readers, parents,
teachers and librarians, with games, stories and jokes.
Children can choose the type of books they like to read: adventure, crime
and mystery or real life drama and by clicking on the relevant buttons
can retrieve reviews of the type of books they like to read best.
The playtime link presents the reader with options to choose from such
as: buzz buzz spelling bee, put yourself in the story and kid's book hangman
An excellent, comprehensive website for children, teenagers, parents,
teachers and for all those concerned with what young people read.
The site contains advice for parents, children's book organizations, subject
book lists, a looking for an author section and much more. Information
is also given on the UK's most prestigious book awards.
Children's Literature Web Guide
The Children's Literature Web Guide is an attempt to gather together and
categorize the growing number of Internet resources related to books for
Children and Young Adults. In addition to links to relevant websites,
it includes book reviews, discussion boards and award winners and other
Fantasy & Adventure Stories, Fairy Tales, Tall Tales, Aesop Fables
Tuck Sleep, is an online community devoted to improving sleep health and
wellness, and how this can be aided by creating a bedtime reading routine.
The guide also contains suggestions for age-appropriate books available
in print and online.