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A Chair, a Fireplace, & a Teacozy
A discussion of books, movies, and TV shows; with an emphasis on books for children and teens, written by librarian Elizabeth Burns who is also a co-writer of a blog on pop culture , named Pop Goes the Library.

 

A Fuse #8 Production
Blogger Elizabeth Bird is a children's librarian with NYPL; she writes lively reviews and news about books. Her site is now hosted on the SLJ website.

 

Achuckablog
The weblog of Michael Thorn, editor of ACHUKA.

 

ALSC Blog

Official blog of the Association for Library Service to Children.

 

ASSL Blog
Official blog of the American Association of School Librarians.

 

Big A little a
Children's book news and reviews written by site creator, Kelly Herold, also the editor of the online children's literature journal, The Edge of the Forest. A section of the blog allows you to search reviews found on other blogs by book type.

 

Black Threads in Kid's Lit
An author explores African American Picture books and themes.

 

Blog From the Windowsill
A blog for the staff of "Notes from the Windowsill," to talk about children's books and what we're reading.

 

Book Moot
Hosted by a school librarian , this site includes reviews and book discussion.

 

Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Librarian Nancy Keane has a website and podcast about booktalks in addition to her blog.

 

Brown Bookshelf
A group of african American authors of books for children and young adults formed the Brown Bookshelf blog and website. The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young readers.

 

Cynsations
Author Cynthia Leitich Smith offers a wealth of information -- reviews, interviews, booklists, and news.

 

Educating Alice
"This blog is about teaching, my lifes work; literature, especially that created for children; history, especially as it is taught to and learned by children; Africa, especially Sierra Leone where I was a Peace Corps Volunteer; and other sundry topics as they come to my attention (say the Newbery Award this year)."

 

Fairrosa's Reading Journal
Reviews and notes about reading by the creator of Fairrosa's Cyber Library.

 

INK -- Interesting Nonfiction for Kids
A group blog written by several authors of nonfiction for children.

 

Jen Robinson's Book PAge
Promoting the love of books by children and the continued reading of children's books by adults.

 

Jen Robinson's Book Page
Promoting the love of books by children and the continued reading of children's books by adults. Excellent listing of literacy sites.

 

Just One More Book!
A podcast from Canada is available three times a week.

 

McBookwords
The blog of Sharron McElmeel, author and literacy consultant. She writes about all things related to reading, books, and literacy -- recommendations, awards, authors, illustrators, use with readers, and more!

 

Miss Rumphius Effect
A teacher educator discusses children's literature and issues related to teaching children and their future teachers.

 

New Misrule Blog
A literary blog from Judith Rule; a journalist, reviewer and teacher living in Australia.

 

Paper Tigers Blog
A blog about multicultural books.

 

Picture Book of the Day
Anatasia Suen, author and writing teacher, uses picture books to teach the six traits of writing.

 

Planet Esme Plan
Regular reviews of new books by Esme Raji Codell.

 

Poetry for Children
A blog by Sylvia Vardell, professor at Texas Women's University, about finding and sharing poetry with young people.

 

Practically Paradise
Diane Chen, currently the school library information specialist at Hickman Elementary in Nashville, TN, is one of a group of SLJ bloggers.

 

propernoun.net
A well-written blog by a librarian focusing on titles for middle and high school.

 

Read Roger
Roger Sutton, editor of the Horn Book Magazine, gives his own unique take on the children's book universe.

 

Reading YA: Readers' Rants
Reviews and opinions about YA titles.

 

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Two librarians review and write about books; sometimes including adult titles; also reading lists and interviews.

 

Wild Rose Reader
Created by a former teacher and school librarian who now teaches a children's literature course at a large university.

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