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 Recommended sites for readers  

Check out our recommended sites below to help you discover new authors, other works from your favourite authors or read reviews about that book that you're just not sure of....

While you're here, why not explore these social networking sites geared for book lovers. You can list your books onto their database, see what other people are reading, connect with like-minded readers, share opinions and join discussions.

Here are three to get you started:

   librarything      shelfari     goodreads
       
       
And if you're curious to see which books are winnings awards, check out    

literaryawards 

 Run by volunteers, you can browse 250+ Australian, American, British, Canadian, New Zealand and Irish book award winners, shortlists and author biographies.    
  
     
Who Next
 
 
  whonext


 is designed as a tool to help parents, teachers and librarians in schools and public libraries to guide children who have already enjoyed stories by one writer to find other authors they will enjoy reading.

 Who Next...? lists 759 writers of children's fiction, and with each name suggests other authors who write in a similar way. The idea is that you look up one of your favourite children's authors, then try reading a book by one of the other authors suggested underneath. By moving from one entry to another children can expand the number of writers they enjoy.

 Who Next...? is arranged in four age groups: for children aged 5–7, 8–11, 12–14 and 14+ years, and also features:  
  • Listings by genre and theme
  • Key book titles and series of titles for each author
  • Graphic novels and titles for dyslexic or struggling readers
  • List of authors included who also write short stories NEW
  • Authors whose titles are sometimes available as Talking books and, new for this edition, ebooks
  • A list of prize-winning children's books
  • Books and websites for further exploration

Click to access online.
  

Who Else Writes Like...?

whoelsewriteslike

Who Else Writes Like is now available online and is designed to help anyone who enjoys reading fiction to expand the number of writers they read. It is designed to answer the perennial question "I've read all the books by my favourite authors, who shall I read next?"  Of course, no author writes exactly like another, but the selection of alternatives provided should help to narrow the choices from the hundreds of titles available.

 The aim of this website is to encourage readers to try the works of new authors and to open up to them the wealth of good reading that is available in their local public library and bookshop.


SpineOut  
 
spineout
 
 
is a new exciting online magazine for Young Adults, brought to you by the Good Reading team.

It’s a special place for Young Adults (YA’s) to express their ideas and thoughts and to share their creativity in words, art, film or music.  Young Adults are encouraged to be part of this new fun online resource by submitting reviews of newly published YA books that we provide, book trailers, poems, short stories, music lyrics, videos and art work.

 

SpineOut's aim is that Young Adults take this magazine on as their own, feeling free to express themselves in whichever form they wish, and then to experience the thrill of being published.

 Click here to access the SpineOut magazine online. 
  
   

Good Reading magazine

good reading


is an Australian family-owned monthly magazine and website dedicated to books and reading. Our passion is to help you find your next good read and to encourage you to try new authors and genres. Through the magazine, both in print and online, and our new website we aim to share our love of books and reading.
 
Click here to access the Good Reading magazine online
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