Playing by the book

Reviews of kids' books and the crazy, fun stuff they inspire us to do


This list is simply a list of links I like and use. For more comprehensive book related links try this one or this one.

Illustrators and Authors

Michael Rosen
Paul Geraghty
Satoshi Kitamura
Quentin Blake
Polly Dunbar
Lauren Child
James Mayhew
Tania McCartney

Websites about children’s books and literature

Children’s Literature Association
Book Links
Books for Keeps
Seven Stories, The Centre for Children’s Books
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Children’s Poetry Archive
Paper Tigers
KidLitosphere Central
Database of Award-Winning Children’s Literature
The Reading Tub
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre
The International Children’s Digital Library
In the Picture
Children’s Poetry Bookshelf
Through The Looking Glass Children’s Book Reviews
SurLaLune Storytime
Centre International d’Etudes en Littérature Jeunesse
La charte des auteurs et des illustrateurs jeunesse

Catalogues, reviews, bookstores and other related book sites
Sunshine Smile Publications
Bookworm Babies
Library Thing
The Book Bag
The Literary Gift Company
Publishers Weekly
My home library
Nosy Crow
House of Illustration
National Literacy Trust

Book Charities
The Book Bus
Ethiopia Reads
Adopt a book at the British Library
First Book
Books indeed
Book Aid International
Books Abroad
Community H.E.A.R.T.
The Book Trade Charity
Charity Books (NB this is not actually a charity, but a business which aims to create revenue for charities)
Book Link
Bridge to Asia
Wings of the Dawn
Set of school textbooks from Save the Children
Listening Books
Reuze’s page on ways to recycle your books
The Comic Book Project
Better World Books
Charity book sales in New South Wales, Australia
Books in Homes Australia
Reading Tree (Canada)
Indigo Love of Reading Foundation
Books for Babies
Worldwide Book Drive (NB this is a business not a charity)
Bag Books
Book Cycle
National Literacy Trust
Seven Stories: The Centre for Children’s Books
Reading Tree (U.S.)
The Literacy Site – Click to give
Open Books
International Book Bank

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Thankyou to Jen from Creative and Curious Kids for this award!

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