try the links below for great reviews, recommendations and activities about wonderful reading.
ReadingZone – so many ideas and suggestions for new reading
Children’s Book Reviews | Toppsta – not reviews from publishers, but from readers
Armadillo Magazine – brilliant bi-monthly magazine with very honest reviews of fiction and non-fiction titles
BookTrust Bookfinder – Simply choose an age range, pick as many themes as you want to search through thousands of book reviews
Recommendations | Suffolk Libraries – Readers and librarians book choices for you
World Book Day – not just for the one day (3rd March 2022 is the next one) but lots of recommendations all year. Try the YA Power List and Top 100 stories to share.
Welcome to the We Are YA Podcast! – Penguin Teen – Young adult books news and reviews in a podcast
Children’s Book Sequels (childrensbooksequels.co.uk) there are links to buy titles; obviously borrowing is far better!
Myths and Legends – Telling the stories of the past in the language of the present (mythpodcast.com)– over 200 podcasts telling the stories of world mythology
BBC Radio 4 – Books and Authors – Downloads – mostly about writing for 18+ this link is to all podcasts of Radio 4 book programmes, always thought provoking
2021 Book Collections & Guides | Empathy Lab – “Empathy is learnable – only 10% of our empathic ability is genetic. Scientists say that reading builds empathy, and this will play a direct role in helping raise an empathy-educated generation.” – Miranda McKearney OBE, EmpathyLab’s founder
Online courses for young people – National Centre for Writing – start your short story or novel here!
(pobble365.com) – A new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided. You need to register an individual account.
Poetry By Heart – collection of written, audio and video poetry including a poetry timeline, Shakespeare’s sonnets and WW1 poets. For all Key Stages