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Advice and resources


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

Scottish Booktrust 

A national charity with a wonderful range of resources and projects for schools and families including Bookbug for the very young.

The Reading Agency

Delivers reading programmes including the Summer Reading Challenge

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

The National Literacy Trust

An independent charity working with schools and communities conducting research and running projects to give disadvantaged children the skills to succeed in life.

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 Liverpool

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



Unicorn Theatre

Polka Theatre

The Little Angel Puppet theatre 


Find a bookshop

Norfolk Children’s Book Centr

Run by our patron Marilyn Brocklehurst, NCBC is near Norwich and has an extensive collection of children’s books. It offers school library development services as well as advice and approval collections.

Tales of Moon Lane is a multi award-winning children’s bookshop committed to inspiring a life-long love of reading in Herne Hill SE London now with a sister shop in Lewisham Moon Lane bookshop  both also with an activity programme for families and projects for schools.

Book reviews

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.


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.