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Useful Links

National Literacy Trust
www.literacytrust.org.uk
Superb foundation that is committed to supporting literacy and communication skills.

Words 4 Life
www.wordsforlife.org.uk
Sister site from the National Literacy Trust that gives advice to parents on how to encourage children to read.

World Book Day
www.worldbookday.com
Includes information about the biggest annual celebration of books for parents and teachers. Also includes fun games and videos for children.

Book Trust
www.booktrust.org.uk
A great independent reading and writing charity that aims to inspire individuals, families and communities to enjoy reading.

Book Start
www.bookstart.org.uk
Sister site from the Book Trust that provides free books for your child, as well as guidance on how to inspire your child to read. The site also includes games and activities for children.

Readathon
www.readathon.org
Terrific organisation that raises money for seriously ill children through readathons at schools and at homes.

Book Aid International
www.bookaid.org
Brilliant charity that aims to increase access to books to support literacy, education and development in some of the poorest countries of the world.

Reading Zone
www.readingzone.com
Dedicated to helping young people, parents and teachers to find out about children’s books.

Love Reading 4 Kids
www.lovereading4kids.co.uk
Great website that reviews and recommends books for children.

The Reading Agency
www.readingagency.org.uk/children
Fantastic charity that runs creative programmes to inspire children to read for pleasure.

Seven Stories
www.sevenstories.org.uk
The national centre for children's books, based in Newcastle. Find out about their fab exhibitions, events and learning programmes.

The Story Museum
www.storymuseum.org.uk
Provides lots of information about the charity that aims to celebrate children's stories and share enjoyable ways for young people to learn by visiting schools and communities.

Beanstalk
http://www.beanstalkcharity.org.uk
Trains, recruits and supports volunteers to provide one-to-one literacy support in primary schools - for children who struggle with reading.

TeenReads
http://www.teenreads.com/
A website inspiring 10-15 year olds to read more and get talking about books. Users can discover interactive features and share commentary about their favourite reads.

The Reading Tub
http://www.thereadingtub.com/
A not-for-profit charity increasing accessibility of books in homes and classoroom. The Read It Together programme helps parents to understand the components of being a successful reader.