Websites for you to browse
Here’s an outline of a few useful sites to help you find advice about children, reading and books on the web. Most sites have some commercial base so you need to read with discrimination – but then that is true of anything you read, especially on the web!
Do you have any sites you’d like to recommend? Please add them to the comment box for others to see.
Purpose: Goodreads was started ‘to help people find and share books they love…’. Amazon purchased it in 2013 presumably to encourage people to buy more books.
Organisation is in genres. Search for lists of books others recommend in any category. Or click on the genres below to see what is currently available:
- Chapter Books
- Children’s Classics
- Middle Grade
- Nursery Rhymes
- Picture Books
- Pre K
- School Stories
- Young Readers
Sample articles. Click on these titles to see what’s on offer.
Purpose: Aim is to help parents grow life long readers. Created to promote books and reading by Penguin/Random House. Note Amrerican bias.
Organisation is in ages and stages. Click here to see what is currently available:
Sample articles: Click on these titles to see what’s on offer.
- Green books for eco minded kids
- Five tips for raising children with active imaginations
- The best bedtime stories for babies and toddlers
- The must have picture books for reading aloud to your kids
- 8 picture books to help prepare for passover
- Delightful videos of beloved picture books
- Reading pictures: What comics can teach young children
- The perfect birthday book for ages 1 to 6
- The 50 best books for 7-8 year olds
Purpose: Pinterest is a visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas. You can save anything you find around the web to a board you set up for yourself or you can look to see what other people have collected on topics of your choice. I looked at Children and Books here but most topics have a swag of suggestions.
Samples of topics/subjects include:
- 15 must have books for your social emotional library
- Caldecott Award books
- The Superior social skills of bilinguals
- 12 Incredible resources for Struggling Readers
- 30 books about courage
- 100 free scripts based on children’s books
Purpose: Established in 1945, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not-for-profit, volunteer run organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians. The CBCA presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children’s literature.
Organisation: Reports lists of notables, short lists and winners of awards by year. Publishes Reading Time online which presents news and reviews of children’s books.