Links we like


Walker worldwide:

Our American sister company.
www.candlewick.com

Our Australian sister company.
www.walkerbooks.com.au
 

Choosing books:

The Guardian's community website for children, about children's books, including reviews, podcasts and videos, and more...
www.guardian.co.uk/books/childrens-books

 

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Their mission is to help people find and share books they love.
www.goodreads.com/ 

 

A website where you can find out latest book news, whisper the secret stories behind books, and share our favourite things.
http://girlsheartbooks.com/

 

A community website where you can share ideas and opinions about books.
www.astoryforbedtime.com

 

A celebration of great picture books to inspire your child.
www.bigpicture.org.uk

 

Use this comprehensive and user-friendly site to find your nearest library.
www.findyourlibrary.co.uk

 

An easy-to-use review site for choosing books, with special guidance tools to help you find new books to keep children inspired and entertained.
www.lovereading.co.uk

 

A child-friendly site to help kids and teens choose their own books.
www.readingmatters.co.uk

 

Up-to-date news and information about children’s books.
www.readingzone.com

 

Reviewed and rated children’s books.
www.thebookbag.co.uk

 

Provides a unique and simple way to search for picture books that address situations and issues that young children expereince.

www.littleparachutes.com

 

Literacy and reading with children:

A new initiative to encourage children aged 11+ to read more.
www.bookedup.org

 

A creative new community, which offers a range of products to support children and young people to read more widely
www.digitalinkdrop.org

 

Booktrust provides initiatives to encourage children of all ages to read, from Bookstart to Everybody Writes.
www.booktrusted.co.uk

 

The Child Literacy Centre. Early learning fun for young children.
www.childliteracy.com

 

A collaboration between charities, the private sector and the government to promote reading.
www.everychildareader.org

 

Father-friendly advice and information on getting more dads to read with their children.
www.fatherhoodinstitute.org

 

The Federation of Children’s Books Groups promotes reading among children of all ages.
www.fcbg.org.uk

 

The National Literacy Trust is an independent charity that transforms lives through literacy. They support those trying to improve their literacy through projects, networks and communities across the UK.
www.literacytrust.org.uk

 

The campaign ‘Reading is Fundamental’ is an excellent way to promote a love of reading among children.
www.rif.org

 

The UK's national sponsored reading event to boost literacy skills by giving all pupils a powerful incentive to read recreationally.
www.readathon.org

 

A Scottish initiative to encourage a passion for books and reading.
www.readtogether.co.uk

 

A website designed for children, parents and schools to make some of the best children’s stories accessible to young people with hearing disabilities.
www.signedstories.com

 

A free online children's book resource for teachers, students and librarians, providing support for literacy teaching, creative writing and more.
www.writeaway.org.uk

 

An organisation whose Reading Revolution aims to make great books accessible to all.
www.thereader.org.uk

 

A fun and educational sponsored reading event for schools, nurseries, families and support groups. It can be easily integrated within everyday reading activities.
www.up-for-reading.org



Library and school groups:


The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education contains everything you need to know about language, literacy, literature and learning.
www.clpe.co.uk

Advisory services and training for school librarians and school library services.
www.sla.org.uk
 
The professional body for librarians and information professionals.
www.cilip.org.uk
 


Other links:


Helps primary school pupils make the connection between the environment and the food that they eat.
www.appetiteforaction.org.uk

 

Dr. Mel Gibson runs training and promotional events about comics, graphic novels and manga for libraries, schools and other organisations.
www.dr-mel-comics.co.uk


First News is a weekly children's newspaper aimed at kids between 8 and 14 containing news, sports, puzzles, educational and fun articles.
www.firstnews.co.uk


The Main Street Trading Company has been descibed as "A kind of dream bookshop and small town cafe." Neil Gaiman.
www.mainstreetbooks.co.uk


MOSS Green Children's Books is an online bookshop that helps the environment and raises funds for children’s charities. They donate 66% of their total profits, every year.
www.mossgreenchildrensbooks.co.uk


Advice on becoming published.
www.need2bpublished.blogspot.com

 

Advice and information for parents and parents-to-be.
www.ukparentslounge.com

 

The Museum of Childhood
www.museumofchildhood.org.uk