Last Updated: Apr 6, 2017
- BBC Spellits
Improve your spelling.
- Best Young Adult Fiction of 2011 - By Readings Independent Bookseller
Post-apocalyptic dystopias, historical dramas, steampunk adventures, magical mob sagas – nobody could ever accuse Young Adult fiction of being boring or lacking diversity, which is precisely why our Young Adult Specialists have had such a fun time picking 2011’s best YA titles. It hasn’t been easy choosing only ten from all the wonderful titles out there, but it does mean that this final list is the cream of the crop (from website).
- The Best Young Adult Fiction 2012
- Comic Master
Create your own graphic short story.
- Convert Words to Minutes
Want to know how long your speech will take? Use this to calculate the time.
- Derek Landy's top 10 Villians
Derek's Top 10 as reported in The Guardian.
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid
The official website for a book series that needs no explanation.
- Dystopian timeline to the Hunger Games
Infographic - Dystopian books again seize power.
- Essay Map
Are you ready to map out your essay?
- Folger Shakespeare Library
Home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art, the Folger serves a wide audience of researchers, visitors, teachers, students, families, and theater- and concert-goers. (From website).
- Game Zone
English language games that you can play online.
- The Hobbit : an unexpected journey Movie Website
Everything to do with 'The Hobbit' including galleries, quiz questions, recipes and wallpapers.
- No Flying No Tights
A graphic novel review website.
- Phrases coined by William Shakespeare
Here's a collection of well-known quotations that are associated with Shakespeare. Most of these were the Bard's own work, but he wasn't averse to stealing a good line occasionally and a few of these were 'popularised by' rather than 'coined by' Shakespeare (Taken from Website).
- Skulduggery Pleasant
Who is Skulduggery Pleasant?
- Spelling City
Our mission: efficient game-based study of literacy skills using any word list.
- Teen Reads
Book, author and other related information for teen readers
- Questions to consider when reading Historical Fiction
Tips to remember when reading historical literature.
- The Shakespeare Dictionary - Shakespeare for kids
Lots of useful links including an insult generator.
- Word Central
- Young Adult Books Central
Reviews, forums etc.
- Young Adult Historical Novels
The site provides a list of historical novel titles and breaks them down into the different time periods.
- Young Adult Historical Fiction - instaGrok search results
Get grokking people.
They might be little kids but they make some good points.
The Happiest Refugee
Call Number: F FRE
Theatre and Entertainment
Call Number: 792.0942 ELG
Publication Date: 2005
- Cassandra Clare
Cassandra Clare is the author of urban fantasy novels for young adults centering on the adventures of the part-angel demon-fighting Nephilim (also called Shadowhunters).
- Charlie Higson
Charlie has great book trailers so its no surprise his website looks great too. Author of popular 'The Enemy.'
- D.J MacHale
Author of the 'Pendragon' series.
- Robert Muchamore
Awesome looking site that has info about the author and 'Chreub' and 'Henderson's Boys'.
- Patrick Ness
Author of the Chaos Walking Trilogy, A Monster Calls etc.
- JK Rowling
Detailed website about JK Rowling and of course, Harry Potter.
- Maggie Stiefvater
Author of the 'Mercy Falls Trilogy', her journal is highly recommended for those of you interested in improving your creative writing skills.
- Scott Westerfeld
Amazing website, with photos, Blog links, info about Scott and his books. The artwork is brilliant.
Macbeth, You Idiot
Call Number: F HEN
The Phoenix Files
Call Number: FAC MOR
Call Number: FSP LU
Call Number: FSP SCA
City of masks
Call Number: F HOF
One moment Lucien is in this world, the next moment he is transported to sixteenth-century Talia, a world that is awash with deception, intrigue, treachery and glamour, all thrillingly spiced with danger.
the Eagle of the ninth
Call Number: F SUT
"The Ninth Legion marched into the mists of northern Britian. And then they never came back. Four thousand men disappeared and the Eagle standard was lost. Marcus Aquila, a young Roman officer, needs to find our what happened to his father and the Ninth Legion. He sets out into the unknown . . . no one expects him to return . . ."
Goodnight Mister Tom
Call Number: F MAG
When the Second World War breaks out, young Willie Beech is evacuated to the countryside. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of kind old Tom Oakley. But then his cruel mother summons him back to war-torn London . . . Will he ever see Mister Tom again?
Call Number: GN
Learn more about the history and popular culture surrounding these scaly, fire-breathing monsters.
Greek Myths and Legends
Call Number: 292.08 FER
Call Number: 398.2094
Call Number: GN
The Sky is not the limit
Call Number: 629.13092 HAL
Since he was old enough to notice planes, Matt Hall wanted to be a pilot. Flying with his dad in a glider, making models at home and meeting officers from the Air Force fuelled his ambition. So when he was accepted into the RAAF's gruelling training school it seemed a dream come true. But dreams take hard work and focus - and the willingness to make your own luck.
Call Number: 797. 32092 HAM
The amazing story of the thirteen-year-old surfer girl who lost her arm in a shark attack but never lost her faith - and of her triumphant return to competitive surfing.