With over 10,000 children’s books published each year, it’s hard to keep up with new authors and titles. We have put together a list of our favourite websites and Twitter feeds which we hope you will find useful and inspiring.
- Booktrust: use the Bookfinder to find the best new books plus book news and blogs http://www.booktrust.org.uk/
- Books for Keeps: articles, reviews and book news http://booksforkeeps.co.uk/
- Lovereadingforkids: recommendations, children’s reviews and special features http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/
- The Guardian Books has reviews, articles and booklists on a range of literature including children’s books.
- The Reading Zone has book reviews, latest titles, author of the month, news and competitions.
- The Reader Teacher shares the best reads, reviews and recommendations for children, teachers and parents.
- Barrington Stoke: specialises in dyslexia friendly books, free resources and posters http://www.barringtonstoke.co.uk/
- Bloomsbury: book reviews, book related activities, reading guides and trailers http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/childrens
- Chicken House: small independent publisher specializing in new authors https://www.chickenhousebooks.com
- Puffin: book recommendations, podcasts, videos, Virtually Live and author information https://www.penguin.co.uk/puffin/
- Walker Books: new books, trailers, videos and author information http://www.walker.co.uk/
- Reading events/recommendations from Liverpool Learning Partnership @Readingatllp
- Reading for pleasure/reading ethos from reading Rocks @_Reading_Rocks_
- Open University reading for pleasure ethos/recommendations @OpenUni_RfP
- Scott Evans hosts a monthly Primary school Book Club #primaryschoolbookclub
- Ashley Booth promotes reading for pleasure/whole class reading @MrBoothY6
- Mr Hunt provides reading recommendations @springwoodht
- CRASH Springwood for reading ethos/reading club/recommendations @crashspringwood
- Pleasant Street Readers for reading ethos/reading club/recommendations @pleasantstreaders
- Recommendations and reviews from Mr B Reads @MrBReading
Keeping up to date:
- The Open University has developed the Research Rich Pedagogies website to share information on their research findings including key elements to enable teachers to build interactive reading communities. Research Rich Pedagogies
- The National Literacy Trust work with schools, communities and families to develop literacy, language and communication skills. Basic membership is free NLT
- The Reading Agency aim to inspire both children and adults to read for pleasure Because everything changes when we read
- The School Library Association produce a range of publications, book lists, general information and blogs. Subscription required but worth a look for latest news, blogs etc. SLA
- Teach It Primary provides Primary teaching resources for Foundation, KS1 and KS2. You can register for free PDFs or subscribe for access to a wide range of resources Teachit Primary
- The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education is a charity working to improve literacy in primary schools. CLPE