Websites We Like
Here for your enjoyment are some of our current favourite websites about reading and books.
Do you have a favourite one that's not featured below? If so, please click here to email us a link and we'll check it out.
(This page will be updated regularly, so please bookmark it to visit again soon.)
- Beanstalk, the national charity that recruits, vets, trains and supports volunteers to work in primary schools with children who have fallen behind with their reading.
- Build-A-Book, offering primary school children a course in making their own book
- Healthy Books, a brilliant list of books that focus on specific health issues, with titles suitable for adults and children
- Reading Zone, information and free resources about children's books, aimed at librarians, teachers, parents and children (pre-school, primary and secondary)
- Spinebreakers, a funky and engaging site about reading for teenagers
- SwapIt, the UK's top swapping site for teens and kids
- World Book Day, the organisation behind the annual world-wide day for celebrating children's books and reading (1st Thursday in March)
- World Book Night, the organisation celebrating reading for all ages (23rd April, Shakespeare's birthday)
Here are some webpages offering particularly useful reading lists to get boys reading:
- Books for Boys from the lovereading4kids website
- Tips for getting boys to read from the Words for Life website
- Books for a boy who loves Harry Potter from the Daily Telegraph
- Books for 10-12 year old boys from the Daily Telegraph
- Funny books for fans of Horrid Henry (Daily Telegraph again!)
You might also be interested in finding out more about our partners in the book trade here.