Book websites for kids

Useful websites about books and reading:

Book box

Book box has information about books and authors. There are clips of authors talking about their books and giving tips for writing stories. You can also play games online.

Book trusted

An independent charity working to bring books and people together. Information about children's books, authors, literature prizes and specialist bookshops.

Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals

These are awarded every year - the Carnegie Medal is for an outstanding book for children, and the Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded for outstanding illustration.

Every Home a Reading Home - National Literacy Trust

This is the National Literacy Trust's Family Reading Campaign's Home page. It contains advice for parents, tips and resources as well as links to other websites.

Mrs Mad's Book-a-Rama

Book website for children and young adults, parents, teachers and librarians, with reviews and ratings, games, stories and jokes.

Scottish Booktrust Children and Young People's Programme

Online stories and books, blogs, creative writing master class podcasts, information about Scottish authors and illustrators and more.

Scholastic Children's Books

Information on new books and authors, reviews, book lists and some fun book related activities.

The Word Pool

Children book site for parents, teachers and writers.

UK Children's Book Directory

Information on authors, illustrators, publishers and more.