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Children's Books

Books for keeps

Online version of the children's book magazine - big archive of independent minded and intelligent reviews dating from 1980 to present day


Recommendations and reviews, guides to children's books and advice for parents.

Children's Books UK

A collection of links to modern children's authors and illustrators.

Children's Book Sequels

A database of children's book sequels. The site will help you discover the right order of a series of books from A Series of Unfortunate Events to Young Bond. Browse or search by series or author. Links to author websites are also included.

Love Reading for Kids

Children's version of this popular site. Includes news, reviews, features and free book extracts if you register.

My Home Library

Encourage children to build their own library with this collection of downloadable book plates. Illustrators include Quentin Blake, Zita Newcombe and Nick Sharratt

Reading matters

Children's book review website. Browse by title or author for reviews. Includes book lists on specific themes and an interactive bookchooser.

Reading Zone

Everything you need to know about children's books and authors, including new books, extracts, reviews, interviews, and competitions.