Site for kids with dyslexia or reluctant readers. Interviews with authors and
the chance to join as a 'consultant' and help them work out which books are good.
Children's Laureate: http://www.childrenslaureate.org.uk
Read all about the special kids' laureate, Michael Rosen.
The original kids' own cool site, this was set up by Chris (16) and Tim (15).
The kids review new work from 10 to 15 year olds. It's pretty cool! The founders have now moved on, but have left a wonderful archive of material.
Kids' Review: http://www.kidsreview.org.uk
Over 9,000 reviews by children of the books they have read and enjoyed.
Poem Hunter: http://www.poemhunter.com
Great site to find poems and poets, useful for answers to quizzes!
Special young poets' section of the Poetry Society, offering membership for
Poetry Zone: http://www.poetryzone.co.uk
Fun site which publishes kids' own work and reviews. Also has a great list of
Top Tips or getting your poetry selected, which any writer could use at http://www.poetryzone.ndirect.co.uk/index2.htm
UK publishers website dedicated to children. Includes thousands of books, author interviews, competitions and other fun stuff.
Handy site with children's book reviews and star-ratings for the best books.
Reading Matters: http://www.readingmatters.co.uk/index.php
Check out this site to find reviews which will help you find the books you'd
like to read. If you're still not sure, there's the fun Bookchooser to help you!
Show me: http://www.show.me.uk
Lots of fun stuff from history and science.
Scottish Poetry Library:
Special site for young people in Scotland, run by the Children's Poetry Bookshelf's
partner, the Scottish Poetry Library.
The Word Pool: http://www.ukchildrensbooks.co.uk
Great site for choosing children's books; this link will take you to a list of
links to authors' websites
Young Cultural Creators:
A site intended to help young people
develop their reading and creativity.
Young Booktrust: http://www.booktrusted.com
Online magazine about books for young people, featuring a book of the month, other
recommended books and reviews.