Monday, 18 November 2013

Reading for pleasure

I loved giving a keynote on reading for pleasure at today’s HMC conference for school librarians. Such a fantastic topic to be asked to speak on, though distilling things down to an hour was challenging. It was great to hear the wonderful ideas that were shared in the discussions about effective strategies the delegates had put into place. The Kids Lit Quiz was just one of the many mentioned. I really like this picture of a regional heat. These are some of the websites I find particularly valuable in relation to reading promotion.

Authors Abroad
Authors Aloud
Books for Teens
Booktrust
Carnegie and Greenaway awards shadowing
Children’s Poetry Bookshelf
Federation of Children’s Books Groups
Guardian Children’s Books
Heart of the School
Kids’ Lit Quiz
Literacy Shed
Literature for Lads
Love Reading 4 Schools
Love Reading 4 Kids
National Literacy Trust
Readathon
Reading Agency
Reading Champions
Reading for Pleasure
Reading Revolution
Reading Zone
Red House Children’s Book Award
School Library Association
Teen Librarian
Who Next
World Book Day