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Web sites to support reading and learning activity.

To recommend websites for inclusion or to report bad links, please contact Jerry Hurst.

Mostly for practitioners... planning and doing:

www.achuka.co.uk
Keep in touch with the latest children's books. A wealth of articles, author profiles, links…

www.authorsalouduk.co.uk
An author bookings agency for schools, libraries etc.

www.booktrust.org.uk
The Booktrust: a charity which promotes reading and provides an independent voice for readers

www.childliteracy.com
Tips on areas such as pre-reading skills, paired / shared reading, reading to babies and toddlers

www.childrenslaureate.org.uk
Ideas and resources to promote a love of reading

www.cilip.org.uk
CILIP: the Chartered Institute for Librarians and Information Professionals

www.ckg.org.uk
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

www.clpe
Centre for Literacy in Primary Education. CLPE, the Education Centre working in language, literacy and assessment

www.contactanauthor.co.uk
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

www.culture.gov.uk
Department for Culture Media and Sport

www.education.gov.uk
Department for Education

www.literacytrust.org.uk
The National Literacy Trust: an independent charity dedicated to building a literate nation

www.ofsted.gov.uk
For Ofsted inspection information

www.readingagency.org.uk
The UK wide development agency with a mission to inspire a reading nation, by working with libraries and their partners

www.readingthegame.org.uk
A NLT initiative, with ideas for linking football and fiction. Details of schemes with a league club near you

www.seapn.org.uk
The Network: tackling social exclusion in libraries, museums, archives and galleries

www.scottishbooktrust.com
The Scottish Book Trust is Scotland's national agency for reading and writing, committed to the promotion of reading and books

www.sla.org.uk
The School Library Association: supporting everyone involved with school libraries and promoting high quality reading and learning opportunities for all

www.strongest-links.org.uk
The website for UK school librarians

www.time-to-read.co.uk
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

www.ukchildrensbooks.co.uk
Your guide to the on-line world of children's books

www.ukla.org

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

www.wordpool.co.uk
Ideas for parents, practitioners and writers

Reading, choosing, sharing:

http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/teenagers
Booktrust. Books for teens...

www.comicbookresources.com
Comic book resources of all kinds


www.mrsmad.com
Great for readers... and brilliant for practitioners. Reading activities and a comprehensive list of author and publisher websites

www.myhomelibrary.org
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

www.poetryarchive.org
A major new website based around an ambitious collection of contemporary and historic recordings of poets reading their own work

www.poetryzone.co.uk
Poems, poets, ideas for writing and sharing poetry, children’s poetry gallery. Ideal for reading groups

www.readingzone.com/
"Everything you need to know about children's books and authors"

www.storiesfromtheweb.org
The Reader Development Programme for readers aged 8 - 14. Managed by Birmingham Libraries

www.supersummary.com
In-depth study guides on a variety of contemporary novels (including many newer books that aren't covered by the older study guide sites)

www.teenreads.com
For older teens, with reviews, authors, message boards...

www.teenlit.com
A vast source of links to teenage reading and writing discussion forums, reviews, shopping and lots more...

www.whichbook.net
Select books by content or mood...

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To recommend websites for inclusion or to report bad links, please contact Jerry Hurst

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