Lively site with a wide range of children's books, Achukachat, a discussion
forum for adults. Reviews, author interviews and recommended books.
Publisher specialising in fiction and resources for reluctant, dyslexic and
under-confident readers and their teachers, with useful resources and advice for
teachers, children and parents. Authors include big names such as Michael Morpurgo
and Malorie Blackman.
BBC Online: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/dynamo/parents/index.shtml
The BBC's helpful DynaMo programme for parents who want to help their children
learn at home. The site features advice and dynamic learning games and will help
you as a parent to get involved in your child's learning as you join in the activities
and games together.
Books for Keeps: http://www.booksforkeeps.co.uk
Website for highly respected magazine which reviews children's books for parents and teachers. reviews archive available on the site.
Online children's magazine run by Booktrust which
recommends books, provides resources for teachers and excellent updates about
what's going on in the children's book world.
Centre for Studies on Inclusive
UK site which works internationally to promote inclusion and end segregation and
is good on inclusion for parents/teachers/carers.
Children's Books UK
Slightly basic-looking site which offers recommendations of new children's
books according to age group, but its helpful if you are looking for books for
children of any age.
Children's Laureate: http://www.childrenslaureate.org.uk/Home
The current Laureate is Michael Rosen, which is brilliant for children’s poetry as he has made it a major part of his laureateship and he is also a patron of the CPB and chair of the judges of our competitions. This website provides information about Children's Laureates past and present, as well as details of activities by the current Laureate, competitions, reviews and information on children's literature generally .
Click Thinking: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/clickthinking/default.htm
The Scottish Executive's website on safe Internet use for children, this is intended
for teachers and other professionals, but its clear information would be welcomed
by any adult concerned about children's safety on the internet.
Cool Reads: http://www.cool-reads.co.uk
Very successful site which was set up by Chris (15) and Tim (14). 10 to 15
year olds review work by their peers. It's a great site for young writers and
the idea has rung a bell all over the world. The founders have now moved on, but have left a wonderful archive of material.
Count me in Calendar: http://inclusion.uwe.ac.uk
Useful website with useful information for school assembly planners
and librarians, in effect a free listing of charity awareness and fundraising
campaigns, some international, organised by the week.
Education and Skills (UK): http://www.parentscentre.gov.uk/schoollife/helpyourchildrentolearn
Official website with many useful free information sheets, including one entitled
Help your children to learn.
The Federation of Children's Book Groups, a national, voluntary organisation concerned with children and their books, which does good work at linking parents, teachers and other interested parties. http://www.btinternet.com/~martin.kromer/
Guardian Unlimited Books: http://books.guardian.co.uk/departments/childrenandteens/front/0,6000,95692,00.html
This brilliant website has excellent pages on children's books.
International Association of School Librarians: http://www.iasl-online.org
There's a mass of global information on this site for school librarians, teachers,
librarians and others who are responsible for library and information services
Josie's Poems - http://www.josiespoems.webeden.co.uk
There are lots of new and original poetry, the work of published children's poet Josie Whitehead. The poems range from simple rhyming poems for preschool children, right through the different school key stages to A level and beyond. Accompanying the poems are quizzes, games, ideas for poetry lessons and interesting articles for both parents and teachers.
Keeping Safe on the Net: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/2538491.stm
Helpful guidelines from the BBC to help you make sure that children are using the net
Kids on the Net: http://www.kidsonthenet.org.uk
Writing, reading and lots of fun
for children on this popular site, which is still accepting some
Kids Own Publishing: http://kidsown.ie/about-us/
operation which aims to raise the status pf children's creative skills as writers
and artists by publishing their material.
Kids' Review: http://www.kidsreview.org.uk
Would your child like to review fiction? This site contains over 9,000 reviews
by children of the books they have read and enjoyed. It's a subscription-based
site, intended primarily for schools and libraries.
Learning and Teaching
Public body which provides support for teachers and those working in education.
Poem Hunter: http://www.poemhunter.com
Useful American site which can help you locate poems and poets.
section of the Poetry Society which offers membership for teenage writers.
Poetry Zone: http://www.poetryzone.co.uk
Lively site which publishes children's own work and reviews.
Random House: http://www.randomhouse.co.uk/childrens/home.htm
UK publisher's website dedicated to teen readers. Includes thousands of books
for teens, plus excerpts, reading group guides, contests and author biographies.
Reading Matters: http://www.readingmatters.co.uk/index.php
Enthusiast Jill Marshall reviews and recommends a wide range of children's
Scottish Poetry Library: http://www.spl.org.uk/education
Site specially designed for young people in Scotland, run by the CPB's partner,
the Scottish Poetry Library, which runs school tours and professional development
courses for teachers.
Show me: http://www.show.me.uk
Superb site provided by a group of British museums which provides lots of entertaining
games and other fun for children.
Write Away!: http://www.writeaway.org.uk
Regularly updated site which encourages children to read and write, with reviews and author interviews.
Young Cultural Creators: http://www.youngculturalcreators.com
Library-inspired and run website for librarians, museums and educators which encourages
young people to develop their reading and creativity.
Young Writers: http://www.youngwriters.co.uk
Competitions for schools running throughout the year