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Children's Sites

Guardian Children's Book Site

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United Kingdom

This site has just won the World Young Reader Prize from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers and it's very well deserved. It is written by children and for children, and features everything from reviews to author interviews, extracts and quizzes.  Read more

BRAW

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Books, Reading and Writing is the new website dedicated to Scottish children's books, with an online reading group and fun stuff, including bookmarks, for kids.

Childwriters

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New subscription site where children's work can be posted, aimed primarily at schools. It offers monthly competitions and is 'designed to raise the profile of literature written for children, by children'.

Jacketflap

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United States

New American site which offers information about 10,000 publishers, focusing particularly on what to submit where. You need to register to get full use from the site, but it's free and does contain a huge amount of useful information for children's writers www.jacketflap.com

Waterstone's Guide to Books for Young Dyslexic Readers

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United Kingdom

An excellent but little-known online guide which is enormously useful for any parent or teacher trying to find suitable books to encourage dyslexic children to read. It's available as a free downloadable PDF from this website.

Groovy Child Writer

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United Kingdom

Sophie and Emma's own site for children, this is the perfect place for any child writer who wants to share their work with other kids. Poems, stories, reviews and competitions, plus a list of groovy schools. www.groovychildwriter.co.uk

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