Ask your child to log on
The Guardian has launched a new children’s books website, and it is truly a treasure trove of delights. It is beautifully designed, and has been developed after finding out what children think they need on such a website. A hundred children from across the world are contributing reviews to the site; starting discussions; and posting questions for authors. There are videos of author interviews, and a book doctor who answers questions like: “I detest Enid Blyton and like Agatha Christie. What should I read next?”
Extremely interactive, the website seeks to involve more and more children and parents. There is a separate Parent’s Zone: “What you need to know about the children’s books site, from how your child can get involved to where you can get advice on choosing children’s books.” So what are you waiting for? Get your child involved, and let her be a part of this rapidly swelling global community of young booklovers.