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Useful Websites

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.

Book Reviews:

Publisher websites:


  • 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
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