Links we like

On this page, you will find a list of websites and blogs that we like and thought you might find interesting too. Please note that we do not endorse these sites.

Please feel free to share suggestions of what you enjoy reading or following by emailing spope@st-michaels-oxf.oxon.sch.uk.

 

Booktrust – http://www.booktrust.org.uk/

This charity strives to encourage a love of reading in people of all ages. There are many useful elements to the site, including ‘Bookfinder’, where you can search for books by age and by interest.

 

Childtastic Books – http://www.childtasticbooks.com 

This blog is written by the school librarian and (occasionally) her daughter, with the idea of reviewing books from a parent’s and child’s viewpoint. While we get fewer of the daughter’s input these days, there are still posts on various aspects of children’s literature, as well as reviews.

 

LoveReading4Kids – www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/ 

Created by a team of book lovers, this website claims to ‘only feature books we have read and believe are great reads in their category’. A unique tool is their free 10-15 Opening Extracts of each of their Featured Books (and there are more than 12,000) so you can try before you buy (or borrow).

 

National Literacy Trust – http://www.literacytrust.org.uk

According to the National Literacy Trust, one person in six in the UK has only the most basic literacy skills, which holds them back in all areas of their life. The Trust works to improve literacy for people of all ages through a variety of national projects, often through schools, and runs a helpful website – http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk – which provides reading-related information, competitions and activities for parents, grouped by age.

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