Books for Kids and Teens in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Books for Kids and Teens

Alfie by Shirley Hughes

Celebrating the popular Alfie books, with information for children on Alfie's life and family, plus downloadable games and activities.

Book Heads

Home of the Booktrust Teenage Prize; details the winner of this annual prize plus reading group diaries and book recommendations for teenagers.

Booked Up

Offers information on this scheme which provides every year 7 pupil in the UK with a free book chosen from a list. Children can write reviews, explore author interviews, play games and send ecards.

CBeebies Stories

Presents a large selection of read along animated stories on different themes and/or from different CBeebies shows for young children.

Charlie and Lola

Offering interactive fun and games with Charlie and Lola, characters created by popular children's authors Lauren Child.

Children's Laureate

Helps children find out about the current (and previous) Children's Laureate, and provides information, games and activities to do and play.

Circus Stars

Companion site to the 2011 summer holidays reading challenge run by most UK libraries. Children can sign up to find author interviews, games, puzzles and places to chart their progress.

David Perdue's Charles Dickens Page

Contains interesting information on Charles Dickens.

Flower Fairies

Explores the world of Cicely Mary Barker's famous Flower Fairies books, with games, downloads and activities for kids.

Grade Saver: Lord of the Flies

Provides biography of the author. Includes study guides with plot summaries of his works and insights on major themes presented by the novelist.

The Gruffalo

Official site of this much loved book, with games and activities for children.

Guardian: Children's Books

Interactive site where children can read about and give their opinions on children's books.

The Gullery

Online home and shop for Gully the seagull children's story books, by Cornish author, Jon Cleave. Also includes reviews and details of the writer's singing and storytelling sessions.

Homework Online - Lord of the Flies

Provides chapter summaries, character analysis, symbolisms and some known quotations.

Oxford Owl

Presents a range of fun activities to help young children who are beginning to read, featuring characters from the popular Oxford Reading Tree books.

Paddington Bear

Official site, providing information on this much loved bear and his marmalade sandwiches. Includes make and do ideas, Paddington history and information on author Michael Bond.

Peter Rabbit

Fun games, character profiles, video clips and make and do ideas for young children based on Beatrix Potter's books.

Puffin Books

Features biographies and interviews with all of Puffin's authors, plus book reviews, games, podcasts and book news for kids.

Rainbow Magic Official Site

Home to the hugely popular Rainbow Magic stories by Daisy Meadows. Features games, activities and previews of new books.

Reading Matters

Presents hundreds of book reviews written by a former teacher specifically for British children and teens. Browse by author or title, select from themed lists or use the interactive book finder.

Scholastic

Publishers of award-winning children's books with bookclub details, information about UK book fairs and publishing opportunities for child authors.

Scholastic Book Club

Online book club for kids offering freebies, top ten books of the week details and online quizzes.

Signed Stories

Features video versions of dozens of children's books with accompanying sign language and subtitles.

Smories

Features original stories written for young children and read aloud by children in online videos.

Spinebreakers

Penguin Books' online community run by and for teenage writers and readers. Contains author interviews, reviews, media clips and details of how to get involved with the editorial team.

Stan Lee Excelsior Award

Offers information on this award for graphic novels and manga, where the winner is chosen by children aged 11-16. ExcelsiorAward

UK Children's Books

A comprehensive A-Z of children's books with author details and links to the individual authors website where applicable.

The Wombles

Publisher site offering young children the chance to explore the world of the Wombles.

World of Stories

Promotes a range of classical children's literature, with interactive ideas and quizzes.

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