List of websites with resources and information on the YA book world

National Literacy Trust – national charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK

Reading Agency – its programmes support and keep people reading at all stages of life through innovative reading activities developed with libraries, publishers, authors and other partners. Check out Reading Hacks, Reading Well and Summer Reading Challenge Volunteering.

The Book Trust – its aim is to generate excitement about books and cultivate long-lasting and positive attitudes towards reading. The Book Trust is a partner of YALC (Young Adult Literature Convention).

World Book Day – website with resources, videos, games, competitions.

The Siobhan Dowd Trust – the trust works to give young people the opportunity to read and enjoy literature.

Scottish Book Trust – national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. The site has book lists and resources and there is a Scottish Chidren’s Book Award. There is a separate website What’s Your Story aimed at encouraging teenage writers and illustrators in Scotland.

YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) – resource packed US website

School Library Association – committed to supporting everyone involved with school libraries, promoting high quality reading and learning opportunities for all

CILIP Carnegie and Greenaway Awards website -the UK’s oldest and most prestigious children’s book awards.

Poetry Foundation – an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture.Did you know there was a Young People’s Poet Laureate?

Shakespeare’s Globe – unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare’s work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education.

YA Book Prize website – the first UK and Ireland prize to specifically focus on fiction for young adults and addresses an important unmet need for a prize in the growing YA and teen market. The prize celebrates great books for teenagers and young adults and aims to get more teens reading and buying books.

Branford Boase Award website – rewards the most promising new writers and their editors, as well as rewarding excellence in writing and in publishing.

Waterstones Children’s Book Prize – aims to recognise the very best in new and emerging talent for children’s writing and illustration, voted on by booksellers.

Don’t forget to check out author websites too.


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