Reading Websites

Books for Keeps is the UK’s leading, independent children’s book magazine.

It was launched in 1980 and ever since has been reviewing hundreds of new children’s books each year and publishing articles on every aspect of writing for children.

There are over 12,500 reviews on our new website and more than 2,000 articles including interviews with the top children’s authors and illustrators.

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This website is an ideal way of keeping up to date with children’s books. 

You can register free of charge and choose from a number of options that will help you keep fully abreast of all that’s new in children’s literature.

The homepage has a short video introduction.

Once you’ve registered, you can download an opening extract for the vast majority of the thousands of children’s books featured on the site.

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WorldBookDayWorld Book Day

The World Book Day website – – has lots of book news, ideas, activities, events and games.

World Book Day 2019 will take place on:

Thursday 7th March