Reading/literacy organizations and other useful websites

This page is intended as a resource for anyone looking for other organisations or websites (primarily in the UK) with a focus on children’s books. If you know of a relevant organisation or website which is not included in this list, please let us know ( If you work for an organisation or run a website focusing on children’s books and you are not already a member of the FBCG, you may like to consider supporting our work by joining as a professional member.

Book Bus
Book Trust
Scope: Children in the Picture
Scottish Book Trust
Beanstalk (formerly known as Volunteer Reading Help)
Welsh Books Council (Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru)
National Literacy Trust
Seven Stories

Professional Organisations and Directories
Association of Illustrators
Booksellers Association
Contact an Author!
Department for Education
National Centre for Language and Literacy (NCLL)
National Centre for Research into Children’s Literature (including IBBY)
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Publisher’s Association
School Library Association
We Read

Best Friend Books
Illustration Cupboard
Jubilee Books
Kent Book Company Limited
Letterbox Library
Peters Bookselling Service
School Library Service

Festivals, Events and Exciting Places to Visit
Alice’s Day
Bath Kid’s Lit Festival
Bologna Children’s Book Fair
Book It! – Cheltenham’s Festival for Children’s Literature
Children’s Bookshow
Discover Children’s Story Centre
Edinburgh Book Festival
Frankfurt Book Fair
GobbleDEEbook – Chester’s Children’s Book Festival
Hay Literature Festival
Ilkley Literature Festival
Just So Festival
London Book Fair
Luton Hoo Children’s Festival
Ministry of Stories/Hoxton Monster Supplies
Oxford Literary Festival – events for Children
Seven Stories
Story Museum
Northern Children’s Book Festival
Polka Theatre
Roald Dahl Day
The Roald Dahl Museum
World Book Day

Aquila Magazine
Books for Keeps
Phoenix Comic

Other useful websites
Children’s Book Sequels
Eileen Browne Multicultural Booklists
Fiction Express
Fun to Read
Harry Potter WebSite
Healthy Books
Henry Egg
Internet Public Library
Kids and Reading
Love Reading
Love Reading 4 Kids
Making Learning FUN
Poetry Zone
The Pebble People
Top 100 Bestsellers
UK Children’s Books
Ultimate Book Source
Word Pool
Picture Book Plays – an interactive website designed to help you act out picture-book stories, either as a classroom activity or as a performance to an audience (or both!).