Links to Useful Websites
www.readingmatters.co.uk - don’t know what to read next? Try the “Bookchoosers” part of this site. You can select all the different things you like in a book and it will suggest various titles for you to read.
www.cool-reads.co.uk - a great site with hundreds of book reviews and recommendations written by children and teenagers. Don’t know what to read next? Try this site for some ideas!
www.achuka.co.uk - book reviews, author information and many links to other sites.
www.booktrusted.com - a website managed by Booktrust to help teachers, parents and young people choose books.
www.mrsmad.com - more book reviews for children and teenagers. Also games and links to other book sites.
www.teenreads.com - the latest titles for teenagers reviewed. Also has author info and other book-related features.
www.boox.org.uk - website of BOOX magazine. You can read reviews written by pupils from various schools including this one.
www.timbowler.co.uk – Tim Bowler, author of River Boy, Starseeker and many other titles.
www.gillian-cross.co.uk - Gillian Cross, author of the Demon Headmaster series.
www.annefine.co.uk - Anne Fine, former Children’s Laureate and author of many titles including Madame Doubtfire and The Tulip Touch.
www.darrenshan.com - “Greetings from Shanville” – the official website for fans of the Darren Shan books.
www.jkrowling.com - Harry Potter news, information, links and much more!
www.pauljennings.com.au - The Paul Jennings File reflects the humour of this author’s books. Author information and activities.
www.roalddahl.com - official website for this popular author.
www.philip-pullman.com - author Philip Pullman is best known for his Sally Lockhart Victorian mysteries and “His Dark Materials” trilogy.
www.kidsatrandomhouse.co.uk/jacquelinewilson - publisher’s web pages for Jacqueline Wilson, a very popular author.
www.terry-deary.com - visit Terry Deary’s site for information about his books, including the “Horrible History” series. Lots of fun things to read, and games to play.
Many publishers also have information about the authors whose books they publish on their websites.
www.neilarksey.co.uk – visit author, Neil Arksey’s web pages. Neil visited The Romsey School in November 2005.
www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk - website about the Carnegie Children’s Book Award, a national and very important award, and the Greenaway Award for illustration in a picture book.
Hampshire Book Award - A summary of this local event with information about the books and judges.
www.bookheads.org.uk - The Booktrust Teenage Book Prize site. A good site for recommended reads and information too.
www.whitbread-bookawards.co.uk - The Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year Award.
www.childrenslaureate.org - website about the children’s laureate, currently Michael Morpurgo.
www.poetrysociety.org.uk - The Poetry Society website, which includes information about National Poetry Day.
www.worldbookday.com – official site for World Book Day, an important annual event.
Kidszone - Hampshire Library Service pages for children. Book and author information, activities, events happening locally and information about the public library service.
www.kidlit.co.uk - looking for information about a book character? Try this site, which lists characters from many popular children’s books.