A selection of useful links, which will grow and develop in the coming months.
The Association of Illustrators [AOI] - www.theaoi.com
The AOI is a non-profit making trade association dedicated to its members' professional interests and the promotion of illustration.
Books for Keeps - www.booksforkeeps.co.uk
Booktrusted - www.booktrusted.com
Changing Faces -
The Changing Faces website is for everyone - to inform challenge and inspire - and ultimately change the way we all see disfigurement.
Disability Equality in Education - www.diseed.org.uk
Supports the inclusion of disabled people in mainstream education.
Every Disabled Child Matters -
The Every Disabled Child Matters Campaign is campaigning for all disabled children to have the right to the services and support they need to live ordinary lives.
Family Reading Campaign - www.familyreading.org.uk
The Family Reading Campaign is a partnership campaign working to ensure that the importance of reading in the home is integrated into the planning and activity of all the key organisations concerned with education, health and parenting.
Federation of Children's Book Groups -
A national voluntary organisation concerned with children and their books. Their aim is to promote enjoyment and interest in children's books and reading.
HealthyBooks - www.healthybooks.org.uk
Images of Disability - www.imagesofdisability.gov.uk
A Government website giving communication professionals guidance on depicting disabled people inclusively and positively.
Letterbox Library - www.letterboxlibrary.com
The Living Paintings Trust - www.livingpaintings.org/
A voluntary organisation that offers a free service to visually impaired people of all ages, their families and schools. They have developed a range of "Living Picture Books" that are designed to provide visually impaired children with access to the wonderful illustrations in story books.
My Child Magazine - www.mychild.co.uk
A monthly magazine for parents offering a "one stop" shop for everything they need to know about their child's education, health and development.
National Literacy Trust - www.literacytrust.org.uk/Database/earlyyears.html
PEEP - www.peep.org.uk
PEEP supports parents and carers in their role as their child's first educator, and provides training and support for practitioners working with families. The PEEP Learning Together programme offers information and activities to support young children's learning in everyday situations.
Sevenstories - sevenstories.org.uk
Special Kids in the UK - www.specialkidsintheuk.org
Support, information and friendship for families of disabled children.
Quentin Blake Award -
The Word Pool - www.wordpool.co.uk
A children's book site for parents, teachers and writers. A frequently asked questions section available for new writers and illustrators.