Take a look at a selection of our favourite reading websites for children.  Please note Northumberland Libraries are not responsible for the content of external website links.



  • Advice on books for all ages from babies to teens to adults.
  • Different websites for different ages.
  • Bookfinder for different ages.
  • Best new books / booklists.
  • Games and activities.



  • Information and advice on books for babies to children under 5.
  • National Bookstart Week information.
  • Interactive – lots of activities and suggestions for books for babies and children under 5.

Words for Life


  • Suggests suitable books by age: baby to 3, 3-5, 5-7 etc.
  • Songs and rhymes as well as books.
  • Downloadable activities.
  • Premier League Reading Stars.
  • Technology and under 5s.
  • Milestones for all ages from babies to 11 years

Summer Reading Challenge


  • Different summer theme every year for school age children up to age 12.
  • Also available to use year-round.
  • Book Sorter – suggestions by kids for kids.
  • Reading Club / Chat / Games.
  • Information for parents or carers.

Read On Get On


  • supporting a national campaign to get every child reading well by age 11.
  • sign up for top tips for reading and activities to support reading.

Booktrust 100 Best Books


  • 100 best books from the last 100 years, from 0-14
  • 25 books in each of 4 age band – up to 5, age 6-8, age 9-11 and 12 plus

Children's Laureate


  • Vote for your favourite book and competitions.

Carnegie and Greenaway Awards


  • awards for writing and illustration chosen by children’s librarians.
  • living archive of previous award-winning books.
  • shadowing website – children read the books on the shortlist every year, and post reviews.

Children's Book Sequels


  • Easy to use – find that sequel!