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Authors, Illustrators and Books - Useful Websites


News and profiles of UK children's authors and poets.


Children's Book Sequels

Find out what comes next! Discover the order of titles in a series such as Alex Rider or Vampirates. Search by author, title, character or the name of the series. Plus links to authors' websites.


Cool Reads

A site about books run by young people including lots of reviews written by 10-15 year olds. You can also search for books by category, such as romance or adventure.


Roald Dahl

Official Roald Dahl site including quizzes, interviews and lots of information on the author and his books.


Jubilee Books

Interviews, reviews and information.



Harry Potter, and more found here!



Find out about Shakespeare's life and times.


You could also look at our library webpages about Shakespeare compiled by the Arts, Languages and Literature department.

Stories from the Web

Read stories, email authors, write reviews and more!


Teen Reads

News and reviews on books for teenagers.



Information on the author and his books.


You could also look at our library webpages about Tolkien compiled by the Archives and Heritage department of Birmingham Central Library.

UK Children's Books

An online guide to children's books, including links to authors, illustrators and publishers.


Return to A-Z of website categories

Children's Internet Guide Menu

Please note:
Websites can change very quickly. The links on this page go to websites which we believe to be useful or interesting for young people. Please ALWAYS follow our Safe Surfing Guide and let us know if you are not happy with any of our recommended websites. Email: young.libraries@birmingham.gov.uk

Send us a web link for the chance to win a book token!
Email your own favourite history website to us at young.libraries@birmingham.gov.uk or use the quick form below.

If you give us your contact details they will not be used for any other purpose.

Please note: We are not responsible for the content of other organisations' websites.

F1 - Libraries - Useful websites

Send us details of your favourite useful website. Let us know your email address if you want the chance to win a book token.