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Books for Keeps

The UK’s leading, independent children’s book magazine. Reviews of children’s books and articles about new books and children’s writers and illustrators.


Advice and resources


An organisation which promotes books and reading for children and families with age and theme linked booklists, advice and resources

The Reading Agency

Delivers reading programmes including the Summer Reading Challenge

The Reader Organisation
An organisation which runs projects to promote reading for pleasure

United Kingdom Literacy  Association (UKLA) Reading for pleasure
Advice and discussion on children reading for pleasure,  aimed mainly at teachers, but of interest to parents too

Places to visit:

Discover Children’s Story Centre Stratford, London

UK’s first hands-on creative literacy centre for children aged 0-11 years and their families, carers and teachers. A place where children and their families can enjoy playing learning and making up stories together. Bookshop and café.

The Story Museum Oxford

Events and activities for families and schools celebrating story, shop and café

Seven Stories, Newcastle
National Centre for children’s books. Exhibitions and events for families and schools and shop

The Storybarn
In Liverpool this will open on  Feb 8 2016



Unicorn Theatre

Polka Theatre

The Little Angel Puppet theatre 


Find a bookshop

Norfolk Children’s Book Centre

A wonderful bookshop near Norfolk open to all and which provides advice and support for schools and runs annual conferences on reading for pleasure.


Training for schools

Cafes for all
An organisation which provides training for schools in setting up links with parents through a café approach to support learning through sharing books.

The Story Republic (Cornwall)
They offer workshops to schools culminating in creative performance.