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Web sites to support reading and learning activity.

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Mostly for practitioners... planning and doing:
Keep in touch with the latest children's books. A wealth of articles, author profiles, links…
An author bookings agency for schools, libraries etc.
The Booktrust: a charity which promotes reading and provides an independent voice for readers
Tips on areas such as pre-reading skills, paired / shared reading, reading to babies and toddlers
Ideas and resources to promote a love of reading
CILIP: the Chartered Institute for Librarians and Information Professionals
The official website of the CILIP Carnegie / Greenaway Medals. The Carnegie Medal is awarded annually for an outstanding book for children and young people. The Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded annually for an outstanding book, in terms of illustration, for children and young people

Centre for Literacy in Primary Education. CLPE, the Education Centre working in language, literacy and assessment
As the name suggests, it's a site designed to help people find authors, especially those who are available for interviews, talks, workshops, after-dinner speaking and / or commissions
Department for Culture Media and Sport
Department for Education
The National Literacy Trust: an independent charity dedicated to building a literate nation
For Ofsted inspection information
The UK wide development agency with a mission to inspire a reading nation, by working with libraries and their partners
A NLT initiative, with ideas for linking football and fiction. Details of schemes with a league club near you
The Network: tackling social exclusion in libraries, museums, archives and galleries
The Scottish Book Trust is Scotland's national agency for reading and writing, committed to the promotion of reading and books
The School Library Association: supporting everyone involved with school libraries and promoting high quality reading and learning opportunities for all
The reader development partnership Time To Read involves libraries throughout North West England, from Cumbria in the north to Cheshire in the south, the Wirral in the west to the Pennines in the east. A really informative site – aimed at library workers but including features for all readers
Your guide to the on-line world of children's books

UKLA is concerned with literacy education in school and out-of-school settings in all phases of education and members include classroom teachers, teaching assistants, school literacy co-ordinators, LEA literacy consultants, teacher educators, researchers, inspectors, advisors, publishers and librarians
Ideas for parents, practitioners and writers

Reading, choosing, sharing:
Booktrust. Books for teens...
Comic book resources of all kinds
Great for readers... and brilliant for practitioners. Reading activities and a comprehensive list of author and publisher websites
Set up by the author Anne Fine - downloadable bookplates by children’s illustrators plus reviews sent in by young readers and Anne’s own recommendations
A major new website based around an ambitious collection of contemporary and historic recordings of poets reading their own work
Poems, poets, ideas for writing and sharing poetry, children’s poetry gallery. Ideal for reading groups
"Everything you need to know about children's books and authors"
In-depth study guides on a variety of contemporary novels (including many newer books that aren't covered by the older study guide sites)
For older teens, with reviews, authors, message boards...
A vast source of links to teenage reading and writing discussion forums, reviews, shopping and lots more...
Select books by content or mood...


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