We are a group of local people (both parents and professionals, and bookworms of all ages) interested in children’s literature. Our Group is part of the Federation of Children’s Book Groups (registered charity No. 268289), which aims to promote a love of reading and of literature in children all over the country. Here in Oxford we organise lots of events but there’s much more going on for schools, families, and everyone else!
The Story Museum
The Story Museum, in Pembroke Street, Oxford, is an amazing place. Evolving from
an idea to a museum developing several old buildings in the centre of Oxford, with changing exhibitions.
Other local museums that run activities for schools and families:
Ashmolean Musuem of Art and Archaeology
Pitt Rivers Museum
Museum of Natural History
History of Science Museum
Websites we think you will be interested to see:
Toppsta is an online community where you can read, review and discover great children’s books. Children (but also parents, grandparents, teachers and librarians) can enter to win a free book to read and review via one of their giveaways and all members are encouraged to share their book recommendations by writing reviews. All the reviews they receive are organised by the age of the child so they have a chart of best books for every age from babies to 12 year olds. Visit them at toppsta.com
Young Writers has been working with schools, parents and young writers across the world for over two decades. Their aim is to promote poetry and creative writing. They run annual competitions, produce poetry and creative writing collections as well as provide resources for teachers and young writers. Visit their website at www.youngwriters.co.uk
Oxford Owl Reading has 250 free eBooks for you to share with your child as well as simple ideas, top tips, activities and games to help your child with their reading at home. You’ll also find advice from educational experts on many areas including phonics, motivating boys and how to help a child who is struggling with their reading. Helping your child to learn to read and learn to love reading is one of the greatest gifts you can give them… and Oxford Owl is here to help you every step of the way. Their website is www.oxfordowl.co.uk
Armadillo Magazine is a blog reviewing the latest children’ books and things happening in the children’s book world, have a look at the website: armadillochildrensmagazine.blogspot.com
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