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Who Next?

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An interactive online tool designed to help librarians and library users encourage children and young people to read more widely, by suggesting authors they might enjoy.

The tool can be used to guide children who have already enjoyed stories by one writer to find others who write in a similar way.

For each of the 890 authors listed, other authors who write in a similar style are suggested. By moving from one entry to another, young readers can expand the number of writers they enjoy. Older children can also use the guide themselves.

The links that have been made between authors are based on genre and theme, and also of styles of writing, or similar aspects of characterisation and settings.

The most popular titles by each author are listed and the information is arranged in four age groups: 5-7, 8-11, 12-14 and 14+.

Who Next ...? also suggests suitable titles for dyslexic and reluctant readers.

Librarians, parents and teachers need ponder no longer when asked "What shall I read next?"

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