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Authors’ websites
Books & Characters’ sites
Sites for younger readers
Other reading and book sites

First News

First News is the online version of the UK’s only newspaper for children. As well as headline stories, you can look at the news in pictures, read interviews and features – a great way to keep up to date with what’s going on in the World….

Author Websites
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl
A fun filled site with information on this brilliant author and his books as well as activites and games….
Jacqueline Wilson
A great site with lots of activities, games, votes and discussions all very much in the style of this well loved author’s books….
Michael Morpurgo
Find out everything you want to know about this well loved author and his many books, as well as latest news and some activities…

Philip Pullman
Details on the books of this brilliant author, including the ‘Dark Materials’ triology, two of which have recently been made into films (not all his work is for children)….

This best selling author’s new site is a timeline with details of all her publications and awards. You can click to find out more on books and events….
Anne Fine
A good site to uncover the vast range of children’s books written by the second Children’s Laureate (some books are aimed at adults and older children)….
Books & Character Websites
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
‘Wimp Yourself’ create your own cartoon to save and share online, as well as info on all the books and author, Jeff Kinney….
Harry Potter
Described as ‘A whole new way to experience the Harry Potter stories’ this is a huge site. Sign up for games, challenges and a chance to experience Hogworts for yourself….

Horrid Henry
Explore Henry’s world, find new jokes and listen to extracts from the books. Extra games and activities are available if you join the purple hand gang – it’s free……

A Series of Unfortunate Events
Find out about the characters and books in this darkly comic series, as well as wallpapers, video and a games arcade….
Horrible Histories
A gruesomely fun site with lots of games, downloads and activities as well as information on all the titles in the Horribles series…
Beast Quest
Join a tribe and play lots of fun activities and games including creating your own virtual Beast, and finding your way out of Malvel’s Maze…
Judy Moody
Find out how to speak Judy Moody, use your mood ring and join her fan club, lots of way-not-boring things to do….
Percy Jackson
Find out about all the Greek Gods, you can even ask them a question! This site has all the info on the Greek demi god hero Percy Jackson….
Younger Readers Websites

Charlie and Lola
Games and fun from Lauren Child’s wonderful book characters….
Meet Daisy, join her club or try out some of the fun activities on this site….

The Gruffalo
Listen to songs, play games and activities and meet the Gruffalo’s friends…

Aliens Love Underpants
Find out about the characters and books in this very funny series, as well as games and activities….

Mr Men
As well as activities including making your own Mr Men character, this site has a biography for each Mr & Miss character…

Dr Seuss
A big site with loads of games, activities and information on all of the Dr Seuss characters and books….


Other Reading Websites
First News
Online site for the UK’s only newspaper for kids.Love Reading 4 Kids
Online bookshop and reading site just for kids with featured books for different ages as well as recommended books in different sections such as ‘pony mad’ ‘sport’ etc. A great site to see what’s new as they offer free downloads of the first chapter for all their featured books.Book Trust
Charity dedicated to inspiring a love of reading. The childrens section has competitions, quizzes and games as well as some excellent book lists for children of all ages

The Guardian Children’s book site
A great site with reviews, interviews, exclusive short stories and plenty of information on great books for all age groups as well as forums for children to discuss their ideas with other readers.

Kids Reads
Part of the Book Report Network, this site has reviews, in depth features and regular newsletters to keep young readers upto date with what’s new and recommended.

The Book People
This site has some unbelievable offers on great books, their box sets of quality childrens’ authors such as Michael Morpurgo offer particularly good value – often 10 books for £9.99!