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Useful Links

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Achuka Children's Books provides reviews, blogs and features on the latest in children's literature www.achuka.co.uk

Booktrust publishes information on the latest national reading campaigns, children's book reviews and competitions www.booktrust.org.uk

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) is the professional body for workers in the library sector www.cilip.org.uk

Children's Laureate website provides information on the current holder of the post and access to video clips and educational ideas www.childrenslaureate.org.uk

Children's Literature Database contains information on characters in children's literature www.kidlit.co.uk

CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway awards are presented annually, all details of nominees are on this website http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/

Department for Education provides informationn on legislation and access to resources https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education

eBooks -
Project Guttenberg - Thousands of free ebooks to download onto your pc, kindle, ipad, Android or portable device http://gutenberg.org 

Heritage - Library Management Software www.isoxford.com/

Many books - Thousands of free ebooks with a simple and advanced search option http://manybooks.net 

LibrariesWest catalogue, listing the Public Libraries of Somerset, Bath & North-east Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Poole and Dorset www.librarieswest.org.uk

Microlibrarian Systems Ltd provides information on Junior Librarian and Eclipse library management systems www.microlib.co.uk

National Centre for Language and Literacy provides resources and information to encourage literacy www.ncll.org.uk

National Literacy Trust gives access to reports and recommendations for literacy www.literacytrust.org.uk

Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) inspect and regulate to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages www.ofsted.gov.uk

Poetry Zone provides competitions, information, access to poets and a chance for children's poetry to be published on the website www.poetryzone.co.uk

Records and Archive Services find, preserve and make available written records of Somerset's people and communities www1.somerset.gov.uk/archives/

School Library Association (SLA) is committed to supporting everyone involved with school libraries, promoting high quality reading and learning opportunities for all www.sla.org.uk

Softlink (Europe) Ltd suppliers of Alice and Oliver library management systems www.softlink.co.uk

Somerset Arts information site for communities and arts workers in Somerset to promote and share their creativity with other residents and visitors www.somersetarts.com

Somerset County Council, Libraries and Heritage provides access to the library catalogue, details on library opening times and locations www.somerset.gov.uk/libraries

The Museum of Somerset website gives information on exhibitions, opening times and locations of museums in Somerset https://museumofsomerset.org.uk/

Somerset iPost, where Somerset County Council shares information with Somerset schools https://slp.somerset.org.uk/ipost/iPost%20Pages/Home.aspx

Support Services for Education is a traded unit within Somerset County Council offering a wide variety of support services for all education providers https://slp.somerset.org.uk/sse/SitePages/Home.aspx

Somerset Total Communication (STC) aim to make sure that the total communication needs of all people in Somerset are met in a consistent way wherever they are throughout their lives
STC Website

Stories from the Web provides age specific resources to encourage creativity in art and writing www.storiesfromtheweb.org

The Reading Agency (TRA) encourages the use of libraries and reading in both children and adults www.readingagency.org.uk

Word Pool the children’s book site for parents, teachers and writers www.wordpool.co.uk