Safe search engines for children.

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The Reading Challenge website helps you keep track of your reading, find new books to read, take part in competitions and play games

Reading Matters is about books and ideas for children and teenagers who are keen to choose their own books. There is an interactive book finder form as well as lists of books and authors.

Children’s Poetry Bookshelf has a lively, fun-filled section for children with poetry puzzles and quizzes and the chance to post their reviews and poems on the site. It also offers suggestions for adults on the best poetry to buy for children.

My Home Library enables you to download unlimited quantities of bookplates designed by the UK’s best children’s illustrators. You can submit reviews. Home Library offers Braille books and bookmarks.

Book-a-Rama has all the best children’s books reviewed and rated for young readers.

Children?s Book Sequels is here to help you discover the right order of any series from Harry Potter to A Series of Unfortunate Events, from Alex Rider to Vampirates

Book recommendations for all ages including a selection of titles specifically written to help dyslexic readers.

Children’s literature character database. Try this site to check which book a character appeared in?

Information on children’s books and authors including new books, extracts, reviews, interviews and competitions.,

Early Years

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BBC Cbeebies has fun and games, colour and make, ecards, prizes and much more.,

Hit Entertainment’s animation of children’s characters.

Videos, games, stories and more from 24 of Roger Hargreaves’ unbeatable creations.

Fun and Games

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Children’s BBC. Cartoons, chat, fun and freebies, games, sport.

Children’s ITV programmes and fun.

Show me has games and fun activities and ideas for places to go for kids.

Art Attack website – lots of ideas and games to help you get painting and modelling.

Free online games for children.

Educational games and videos.

Lots of fun things to do including jokes and riddles, wacky facts, magic tricks, yummy recipes and weird science.,

free interactive games, online books, and comics.

The Summer Reading Challenge website helps you keep track of your reading, find new books to read, take part in competitions and play games


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Search by subject and level. Also link to revision site, with online tests.

Channel 4’s learning online, with websites, TV listings and other online services.

GCSE Bitesize contains information on how to brush up your skills, and gives you the opportunity to test yourself.

Searchable site of thousands of quality teaching resources, interactive resources, homework, exam and revision help. Useful for teachers, pupils and parents.

Weblinks to Usborne Internet-linked books for a wide range of subjects

Britannica Junior Reference Online For ages 5 – 11


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Games, stories and updates on every under-six’s essential viewing.

How Stuff Works

Engaging encyclopaedia of the modern (and not so modern) world, with good illustrations and clear text.


Play games, share your avatar, download screensavers and catch up on your favourite cartoon characters at the Mecca of TV cartoondom. Plus Nick Junior (, customised for pre-schoolers.


A gentle celebration of all things Cat In The Hat.

Guinness World Records

Searchable database of record-breaking feats – but only some, of course, they still want you to buy the book.

Top Marks

Well designed and good fun reference site for all those homework queries.

Ask Kids