Literacy Links

Book Clubs Which Kids Can Join Online

Guardian Children's Books (UK)
Reviews, buying guide, contests, and review copies. To join follow instructions here or for more information email

Love Reading 4 Kids (UK)
Reviews, interviews, buying guide, contests, and bookshop.

Puffin Book Club (UK)
Earn books for your school, plus a book club.

Readingzone (UK)
Reviews, a lot of interviews, contests, and bookshop.

Red House Books (UK)
Reviews, interviews, buying guide, contests, and bookshop.

Scholastic (UK)
Earn books for your school, plus a book club.

Book Clubs Which Schools Can Join

Scholastic (USA)
Earn books for your school, plus a book club which classes can join.

Spaghetti Book Club (International)
Posts reviews written by children at schools in the USA and abroad. Memberships are sold to schools.

Book Groups for Kids, Regional

The Federation of Childrens Book Groups (UK)

Book Review Companies Which Allow Kids To Volunteer

Reader Views Kids (USA)
Children can apply to be reviewers of childrens books which are sent to them for free.


Read for free. If your library doesn't have the book you are looking book, ask if you can order it online. Many libraries host book clubs for kids. Many library websites allow kids who are library users to post media reviews.

WorldCat the World's Largest Library Catalog (Worldwide)

Your Local Library (UK)

Public Libraries (USA)

Used Books

Oxfam Children's Books (UK)
Oxfams' find-a-book-service will notify you when a second hand book, CD, DVD or even LP you are after becomes available at the shop.

Independant Bookstores

Many independant bookstores host book clubs for kids. Ask your local bookstore if they do this. (UK)

IndieBound (USA and CAN)

National Book Collections

The Children's Literature Center at the Library of Congress (USA)

The British Library (UK)
Permanent and temporary exhibits about literature.

National Art Library's Children's Literature Collections (UK)
Located at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, where some books are on exhibit.

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru - The National Library of Wales (UK)

Seven Stories (UK)
The national home of children's books in Britain.

Literary Awards and Honors

American Library Association (USA)
Granter of several prestigious awards for books and media including the Newberry, Caldecott, and Carnegie Medals, and the Coretta Scott King Book Award.

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (International)
Presented to authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and those active in reading promotion work.

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) (UK)
Granter of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals

The Children's Laureate (UK)

Costa Book Awards (UK)
Formerly the Whitbread, now Costa Coffee grants the Costa Children's Book Award.

International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) (International)
Granter of the Hans Christian Andersen Awards.

Services, Events, and Opportunties

Book Events for Children (UK)
Keeping you updated about children's book signings and other book-themed events.

Bookstart (UK)
Free books and other materials to introduce young children to reading.

Summer Reading Challenge (UK)

World Book Day (UK)
Spend your token to get £1 books for free, or discounted regular books at participating stores.

Written by Children Book Reviews Blogs
for more information visit the Written by Children Reviews Blog Directory

Book Cubs (USA)

Children’s Book Reviews by Yollie (UK) (USA)

Mother Daughter Reading Team (USA)

Reading Tween (USA)

Young Bloggers Unite (Worldwide)