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Gold starask jeeves for kids  child-friendly search engine
Gold starbibliomania  fiction and poetry in the online literature library
Gold starmrs mad's mouse's mad fun page  jokes, poetry, games and stories on our site
Gold starbullying  help and advice for kids and their parents on how to stop the big kids from ruining your life
Gold starnews from around the world  links to newspaper and magazine sites all over the world
Gold staranne frank educational trust   one girl's story of the holocaust
Gold starart studio chalkboard  drawing and painting techniques
Gold starkids on the net  book reviewsand story writing
Gold starthe cia maps of europe  spy on other countries
Gold starworld war one  an interactive history
Gold starspywatch  play literacy games and hunt german agents during world war two - needs the flash plug-in
Gold starthe willy wonka chocolate factory  no eating!
Gold staryuk yuk  weird cartoon characters
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for homework
Gold starone-look dictionary   2 1/2 million words from 500 dictionaries should be enough for anyone
Gold starhow stuff works  well, how does it work?
Gold starlearn2  learn how to do just about anything
Gold starthe 24-hour museum  always open, always fascinating
Gold starthe british museum  mummies and marbles
Gold starthe earth  and what it's made of
Gold starthe magna carta  read it at the british library
Gold starthe natural history museum  animals, fossils and the beast of bodmin moor
Gold starthe science museum  steam engines, space ships and aeroplanes
Gold starthe why files  the science behind the news
Gold starworld atlas  lots of geographical facts and maps
Gold starencyclopedia britannica  14 days free use
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for parents
Gold starbookstart  books for babies sponsored by a supermarket
Gold starmumsnet  lively, welcoming site for both prospective and experienced mothers offers practical, relevant help, mostly from other parents
Gold staruk parents  
Gold starmotherwise  advice and information for all mothers
Gold starkids events  now there's no excuse for having bored kids
Gold starabcparenting  everything you'd ever want to know about bringing up kids
Gold stareducate online   sections on home learning and cd-rom reviews
Gold starfamily rapport  an online magazine for parents and carers of children between the ages of 3 and 13 - books, holidays, days out, health advice, etc
Gold starhelping your child learn to read  advice from the us department of education
Gold starnational childbirth trust   support for pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood
Gold starthe educational software company   specialises in software without an American accent
Gold starthe living library   subscription-based site, but might be worth the month's free trial for the extensive material for all ages supplied by educational publishers
Gold starcraigmillar books for babies  local bookstart scheme in craigmillar, edinburgh
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for teachers and students
Gold stareducation guardian  news, links, special reports and book reviews
Gold starbbc education   and tons of it
Gold starschoolsnet  huge and feature packed site including news, school guides, book reviews, a web guide, lesson plans and revision aids
Gold startes online  the times educational supplement
Gold starteachernet uk  
Gold stareduweb  resources and links for teachers and pupils
Gold starawesome library  lesson plans and more (usa)
Gold starchanging the world  media education and propaganda
Gold stareconomic education web  us-focused information for economics teachers
Gold stareducate the children  literacy and numeracy lesson plans and strategies
Gold starhighwired  develop your own online school newsletter
Gold starliteracy hour  national government for learning site
Gold starliteracy hour  subscription site from anglia interactive (was bt home campus)
Gold starmega math   making maths simple
Gold starnational year of reading  
Gold starofsted  search for your school's inspection report (sadly there's no way to send them a friendly message)
Gold starspartacus  detailed coverage of historical events
Gold starteaching ideas for primary teachers  ideas and worksheets on curriculum areas
Gold starteaching ideas for primary teachers  dozens of ideas, lesson plans, worksheets, etc
Gold starteleschool  
Gold starthe national literacy trust  
Gold starthe teacher training agency  no-one forgets a good teacher, or the bad ones come to that (yes that means you mr conroy)
Gold starbeers direct  for the end of a stressful day
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for librarians
Gold starascel  the association of senior childrens and educational librarians - wide-ranging and interesting site
Gold starask a librarian  the uk's electronic reference library
Gold stardepartment of culture, media and sport  
Gold starelectronic text centre  includes most pre-1900 works of literature
Gold starthe british library  
Gold starthe chartered institute of library and information professionals  merged from the institute of information scientists and the library association)
Gold starthe internet public library  hundreds of old out-of-copyright texts
Gold starthe libraries and information commission  advising government on all issues relating to the library and information sector
Gold staruk public libraries  good list of links and resources, with suggestions for librarians on using the internet
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for writers
Gold starnational association of writers  
Gold starsociety of children's book writers and illustrators  
Gold starunited kingdom writers' site  
Gold starwriters' guild of great britain  
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about writers
Gold starA.A. Milne  (e.g. Winnie-the-Pooh)
Gold starAdele Geras  (e.g. Troy)
Gold starAidan Chambers  (e.g. Postcards From No Man's Land)
Gold starAlan Durant  
Gold starAlan Gibbons  (e.g. Julie And Me... And Michael Owen Makes Three.)
Gold starAllan Ahlberg  (e.g. The Mysteries of Zigomar)
Gold starAn Vrombaut  
Gold starAnne Fine  (e.g. The Tulip Touch)
Gold starAnthony Browne  (e.g. Animal Fair)
Gold starAnthony Buckeridge  (e.g. Jennings Goes to School)
Gold starAnthony Horowitz  (e.g. Public Enemy Number Two)
Gold starAnthony Masters  (e.g. Poltergeist)
Gold starArnold Lobel  (e.g. Owl at Home)
Gold starArthur Ransome  (e.g. Swallows and Amazons)
Gold starBabette Cole  (e.g. Bad Habits!)
Gold starBeatrix Potter  (e.g. Tales from Beatrix Potter)
Gold starBel Mooney  
Gold starBenjamin Zephaniah  (e.g. Face)
Gold starBernard Ashley  (e.g. Tiger Without Teeth)
Gold starBetsy Byars  (e.g. The Eighteenth Emergency)
Gold starBeverley Naidoo  (e.g. The Other Side of Truth)
Gold starBill ('Stik') Greenhead  
Gold starBob Graham  (e.g. Buffy An Adventure Story)
Gold starBrian Jacques  (e.g. Castaways of the Flying Dutchman)
Gold starBrian Keaney  (e.g. No Stone Unturned)
Gold starBrian Wildsmith  (e.g. The Easter Story)
Gold starC.S. Lewis  (e.g. The Last Battle)
Gold starCarol Ann Duffy  (e.g. Rumpelstiltskin)
Gold starCatherine Fisher  (e.g. Corbenic)
Gold starCelia Rees  (e.g. Witch child)
Gold starCharles Butler  (e.g. The Fetch of Mardy Watt)
Gold starCharlotte Bronte  (e.g. Jane Eyre)
Gold starChris d'Lacey  (e.g. Fly, Cherokee, Fly)
Gold starColin McNaughton  (e.g. Goal!)
Gold starColin Thompson  
Gold starContact an Author  Book authors for talks, interviews. Direct contact details available.
Gold starDarren Shan  (e.g. Cirque du Freak)
Gold starDav Pilkey  (e.g. Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets)
Gold starDavid Almond  (e.g. Skellig)
Gold starDavid Belbin  (e.g. The Right Moment)
Gold starDavid Wyatt  
Gold starDebi Gliori  (e.g. Pure Dead Wicked)
Gold starDeborah Ellis  
Gold starDian Curtis Regan  
Gold starDiana Hendry  (e.g. Harvey Angell)
Gold starDiana Wynne Jones  (e.g. Charmed Life)
Gold starDick King-Smith  (e.g. The HodgeHeg)
Gold starDyan Sheldon  (e.g. Lizzie and Charley Go Shopping)
Gold starE. B. White  (e.g. Stuart Little)
Gold starEileen Browne  
Gold starElizabeth Arnold  (e.g. The Parsley Parcel)
Gold starElizabeth Laird  
Gold starEmily Bronte  (e.g. Wuthering Heights)
Gold starEnid Blyton  (e.g. The Magic Faraway Tree)
Gold starEoin Colfer  (e.g. Artemis Fowl)
Gold starEric Carle  (e.g. The Very Hungry Caterpillar)
Gold starEric Hill  (e.g. Spot's First Easter)
Gold starEva Ibbotson  (e.g. Journey to the River Sea)
Gold starFrancesca Simon  
Gold starGarth Nix  (e.g. Sabriel)
Gold starGary Paulsen  (e.g. Sarny)
Gold starGaye Hicyilmaz  
Gold starGeoff Barton  
Gold starGeraldine McCaughrean  (e.g. The Kite Rider)
Gold starGiles Andreae  (e.g. Rumble in the Jungle)
Gold starGillian Cross  (e.g. The Dark Behind the Curtain)
Gold starGillian Rubinstein  
Gold starGrace Nichols  (e.g. Give Yourself a Hug)
Gold starHelen Cooper  (e.g. Pumpkin Soup)
Gold starHelen Oxenbury  
Gold starHilary McKay  (e.g. Was That Christmas?)
Gold starIan Penney  
Gold starIan Whybrow  (e.g. Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs Gift Set)
Gold starIfeoma Onyefulu  
Gold starIvan Jones  
Gold starJ.K. Rowling  (e.g. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)
Gold starJ.R.R. Tolkien  (e.g. The Hobbit)
Gold starJack Gantos  (e.g. Joey Pigza Loses Control)
Gold starJacqueline Wilson  (e.g. Bad Girls)
Gold starJames Berry  (e.g. Thief in the Village and Other Stories)
Gold starJamila Gavin  (e.g. Coram Boy)
Gold starJane Austen  (e.g. Sense and Sensibility)
Gold starJane Yolen  
Gold starJanet & Allan Ahlberg  
Gold starJean Craighead George  
Gold starJean Ure  (e.g. Plague 99)
Gold starJeanne Willis  (e.g. Dr Xargle's Book of Earthlets)
Gold starJenny Nimmo  (e.g. The Rinaldi Ring)
Gold starJenny Oldfield  (e.g. When Dad Went on a Date)
Gold starJeremy Strong  (e.g. Mad Iris)
Gold starJerry Spinelli  (e.g. Stargirl)
Gold starJez Alborough  
Gold starJill Murphy  (e.g. The Worst Witch)
Gold starJoan Aiken  (e.g. The Winter Sleepwalker)
Gold starJoan Bauer  
Gold starJoan Lingard  (e.g. Natasha's Will)
Gold starJohn Agard  (e.g. Brer Rabbit: the great tug-o-war)
Gold starJohn Foster  
Gold starJohn Marsden  (e.g. Burning for Revenge)
Gold starJohn Rice  
Gold starJon Scieszka  (e.g. The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales)
Gold starJonathan Allen  (e.g. The Keep-Fit Canaries)
Gold starJonathan Emmett  
Gold starJulia Jarman  (e.g. The Crow Haunting)
Gold starJulie Bertagna  (e.g. Dolphin Boy)
Gold starJune Oldham  (e.g. The Raven Waits)
Gold starKaren Cushman  (e.g. Matilda Bone)
Gold starKeith Gray  (e.g. £10,000)
Gold starKenneth Grahame  (e.g. The Wind In The Willows)
Gold starKevin Crossley-Holland  (e.g. Arthur: The Seeing Stone)
Gold starKit Wright  
Gold starKorky Paul  
Gold starLane Smith  
Gold starLauren Child  (e.g. Beware of the Storybook Wolves)
Gold starLaurence Anholt  (e.g. Ghostysticks and the Three Scares)
Gold starLesley Howarth  (e.g. Weather Eye)
Gold starLewis Carroll  (e.g. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland)
Gold starLibby Hathorn  
Gold starLinda Newbery  (e.g. Blitz Boys)
Gold starLiz Million  
Gold starLouis Sachar  (e.g. Holes)
Gold starLouise Rennison  (e.g. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging)
Gold starLucy Daniels  (e.g. The Party Pony)
Gold starLudwig Bemelmans  (e.g. Madeline)
Gold starLynne Reid Banks  (e.g. The Dungeon)
Gold starMalachy Doyle  (e.g. The Great Castle of Marshmangle)
Gold starMalaika Rose Stanley  
Gold starMalorie Blackman  (e.g. Dangerous Reality)
Gold starMarc Brown  (e.g. Arthur's Reading Race)
Gold starMarcus Pfister  (e.g. The Rainbow Fish)
Gold starMarcus Sedgwick  (e.g. Witch Hill)
Gold starMargaret Mahy  (e.g. The Other Side of Silence)
Gold starMartin Waddell  (e.g. The Pig in the Pond)
Gold starMelvin Burgess  (e.g. Junk)
Gold starMeredith Hooper  (e.g. Honey Biscuits)
Gold starMichael Cadnum  
Gold starMichael Coleman  (e.g. Shocking Shooting)
Gold starMichael Lawrence  (e.g. Young Dracula)
Gold starMichael Morpurgo  (e.g. The Wreck of the Zanzibar)
Gold starMichael Rosen  (e.g. We're Going on a Bear Hunt)
Gold starMick Inkpen  (e.g. Wibbly Pig Can Dance)
Gold starMorris Gleitzman  (e.g. Bumface)
Gold starNancy Farmer  (e.g. A Girl Named Disaster)
Gold starNeil Arksey  (e.g. MacB)
Gold starNeil Gaiman  (e.g. Coraline)
Gold starNick Warburton  
Gold starNina Bawden  (e.g. Off The Road)
Gold starNorman Silver  
Gold starP J Lynch  
Gold starPat Hutchins  (e.g. Follow That Bus!)
Gold starPat Posner  (e.g. The Punch and Judy Mystery)
Gold starPaul Jennings  (e.g. Totally Wicked!)
Gold starPaul Shipton  
Gold starPaul Stewart  (e.g. Beyond the Deepwoods)
Gold starPauline Fisk  
Gold starPete Johnson  (e.g. The Ghost Dog)
Gold starPeter Bond  
Gold starPhilip Ardagh  
Gold starPhilip Pullman  (e.g. I Was a Rat!)
Gold starPhilip Ridley  
Gold starQuentin Blake  (e.g. The Green Ship)
Gold starR.L. Stine  (e.g. It Came from Beneath the Sink!)
Gold starRhiannon Lassiter  (e.g. Hex)
Gold starRichard Robinson  
Gold starRoald Dahl  (e.g. George's Marvellous Medicine)
Gold starRob Lewis  
Gold starRobert Cormier  (e.g. Heroes)
Gold starRobert Swindells  (e.g. Stone Cold)
Gold starRobert Westall  (e.g. The Machine Gunners)
Gold starRobin Jarvis  (e.g. The Whitby Child)
Gold starRobin Kiingsland  
Gold starRoddy Doyle  
Gold starRoger McGough  (e.g. The Ring of Words)
Gold starRosemary Wells  (e.g. Max's Breakfast)
Gold starRudyard Kipling  (e.g. The Just So Stories)
Gold starSally Prue  (e.g. Cold Tom)
Gold starSandra Glover  (e.g. The Girl Who Knew)
Gold starSatoshi Kitamura  (e.g. Me And My Cat)
Gold starSharon Creech  (e.g. The Wanderer)
Gold starSherry Ashworth  (e.g. Disconnected)
Gold starShirley Hughes  (e.g. Dogger)
Gold starShoo Rayner  
Gold starStephen Davies  
Gold starStephen Potts  (e.g. Hunting Gumnor)
Gold starStephen Waterhouse  (e.g. Get Busy This Christmas!)
Gold starSteve Barlow  (e.g. Trollogy)
Gold starSteve Skidmore  
Gold starSteve Weatherill  
Gold starStewart Ross  
Gold starSusan Cooper  (e.g. King of Shadows)
Gold starSusan Gates  (e.g. The Magicianís Pigeon)
Gold starSusanna Gretz  
Gold starTed Dewan  (e.g. The Weatherbirds)
Gold starTerry Deary  (e.g. The Angry Aztecs)
Gold starTerry Jones  (e.g. The Lady and the Squire)
Gold starTerry Pratchett  (e.g. The Wee Free Men)
Gold starTerry Trueman  
Gold starTheresa Breslin  (e.g. Whispers in the Graveyard)
Gold starTim Bowler  (e.g. River Boy)
Gold starTony Bradman  (e.g. All Aboard the Toy Train)
Gold starTony Mitton  (e.g. The Red and White Spotted Handkerchief)
Gold starTrish Cooke  
Gold starUrsula Dubosarsky  
Gold starUrsula Le Guin  (e.g. The Tombs of Atuan)
Gold starVerna Wilkins  
Gold starVictoria Hanley  
Gold starVirginia Miller  
Gold starVivian French  (e.g. The Snow Dragon)
Gold starWalter Dean Myers  (e.g. Monster)
Gold starWendy Cope  
Gold starWilliam Shakespeare  (e.g. Measure for Measure)
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about illustrators
Gold starthorogood illustration  a gallery of work from this agency's stable of illustrators
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publishers
Gold starbarefoot books  picture books from traditional authors
Gold starbloomsbury  home of harry potter
Gold starbookweb  an internet presence for uk publishers, with excellent links
Gold starbuster books  'selection of innovative children's non fiction and novelty titles'
Gold stardorling kindersley  lots of stuff for kids here
Gold starfaber  
Gold starharpercollins  links to authors' home sites
Gold starladybird books  
Gold starlion publishing  
Gold starmacmillan  
Gold staroxford university press  
Gold starpenguin  try the competitions
Gold starpublishers weekly  us magazine
Gold starrandom house  teachers' notes, competitions, author information
Gold starravette  
Gold starscholastic  good links, and good books for teachers
Gold starthe publishers association  has a long list of uk publishers online
Gold starthe puffin house  groovy but frustrating site design, enter the library for teachers' resources and notes for and about writers
Gold startrotman  publisher of academic texts, careers and student guides
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other children's book review sites
Gold starachuka  a highly informative magazine-style guide to children's books, uk-based, with reviews, author interviews, news on new releases and book prizes, etc.
Gold starcool reads  way cool review site by kids for kids, especially 10-15 year olds
Gold starboox  a fun site - reading resources for young people - try the quiz
Gold staropen book  a monthly magazine on children's books
Gold starreading matters  new site with lots of good book reviews
Gold starwordpool  focusing on non-fiction and good on maths and english
Gold starstory time review  american writer writes reviews and invites you to too
Gold starkids' review  book reviews, written by children for children
Gold starnational centre for research in children's literature  an academic site with wide-ranging content and home to the children-literature-uk discussion group.
Gold starteenreads.com  american site specifically for teenagers
Gold starthe scoop  "children's book reviews and much more!"
Gold startreasure island  hunt for treasure on captain flint's island, plenty of information about pirates and about Robert Louis Stevenson
Gold staryahoo children's book reviews  why aren't we on this yet?
Gold starmouse books i recommend  a must if you like books about mice
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uk online book suppliers
Gold staramazon.co.uk  search amazon.co.uk using our search facility
Gold starjubilee books  online book sales to schools
Gold starwoodfield stanley  wholesale book supplier to libraries and schools, home of big books
Gold starbookbrain  search for a book and it compares the prices, postage and delivery times of 16 online booksellers
Gold starblackwells of oxford  
Gold starbooks online  in association with the electronic telegraph
Gold stardillons  
Gold starheffers of cambridge  
Gold starthe childrens bookcase  
Gold starwaterstones  
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worldwide online book stores
Gold staramazon.com  
Gold starbarnes and noble  
Gold starbooks on boomerangs  australian children's books for customers in Australia and overseas, especially keen to give australian families living overseas the opportunity to keep up to date with what aussie kids here are reading
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miscellaneous
Gold starbibliofind  search for antiquarian, out of print, used or rare books
Gold starbookworm  bbc's book programme
Gold starjim leftwich  finds out of print books, including children's books
Gold starlive literature network  promoted by the arts council of england
Gold starthe bookseller magazine  comprehensive directory of sites, archived articles for registered users
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book review magazines
Gold staryoung writer  creative writing from children aged 5 to 18 from around the world
Gold starbooks for keeps magazine  6 brightfield road, lee, london SE12 8QF 0181 852 4953
email@booksforkeeps.com
Gold starcarousel magazine  7 carrs lane, birmingham B4 7TG 0121 643 6411

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