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Shawna's great article about blogs was too extensive to feature in its entirety in our Jan/Feb 2011 issue of Connections, our elementary education newsletter. So here is the unabridged version.

 

Blogs are public journals which are viewed in reverse chronological order and can be on any subject the author wishes to discuss. Depending on the creator, posts might be made daily, weekly, or monthly. They are a wonderful and entertaining way to stay up-to-date on any subject of interest to you. The Hoover Public Library’s blog, http://www.hooverlibrary.org/blog, includes posts on upcoming events and book reviews. Here is a short list of blogs on children’s literature. You’re sure to find something to fall in love with.

Author/Illustrator blogs
Tom Angleberger and Sam T. Riddleburger: http://riddleburger.wordpress.com/
Avi: http://www.avi-writer.com/blog/
Eoin Colfer: http://eoincolfer.com/news/
Sharon Kay Creech: http://sharonkaycreech.blogspot.com/
Jessica Day George: http://jessicadaygeorge.blogspot.com/
Ingrid Law: http://straightfromthejar.blogspot.com/
Wendy Mass: http://www.wendymass.com/blog/
Pat Mora: http://sharebookjoy.blogspot.com/
Ian Schoenherr: http://ianschoenherr.blogspot.com/
Jonathan Stroud: http://www.jonathanstroud.com/journal.html
Mo Willems:
http://mowillemsdoodles.blogspot.com/

Book Review Blogs
"Great Kid Books" -- A blog dedicated to books for children ages 4-14
http://greatkidbooks.blogspot.com

"Kiddosphere" -- A youth service librarian's book reviews for children and teen books.

http://kiddosphere.blogspot.com

"Rebecca Young Books" -- One school librarian's blog reviewing books for children

http://rebeccayoungbooks.blogspot.com

"Kids Lit" -- Reviews of books for toddlers to teens.
http://kidslit.menashalibrary.org

"Tweendom" -- Reviews of books for tweens.
http://tweendom.blogspot.com

"Good Comcis for Kids" -- Comic book reviews from School Library Journal

http://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/goodcomicsforkids

"I.N.K." -- I.N.K. stands for Interesting Nonfiction for Kids, which says it all

http://inkrethink.blogspot.com

"Reading Tribe" -- Book reviews from BoysRead.org

http://readingtribe.blogspot.com

"Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast" -- Includes book reviews and interviews

http://www.blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings

More Children's Literature Blogs

http://thencbla.blogspot.com

The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance blog

http://forum.teachingbooks.net

Book reviews, author and illustrator interviews, and more!

http://100scopenotes.com

Everything relating to children's literature. Be sure to check out the Caldecott predictions.

http://www.gkreading.com

Fun ways to get kids excited about reading and writing.

http://aakidsbooktalks.blogspot.com

Discussions and book reviews on African-American children's literature

http://imaginenselibros.blogspot.com

A guide to Latino children's literature.

http://asiaintheheart.blogspot.com

A site for discussing Asian children's and young adult literature and the people who create it

http://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com

Discusses the way Native Americans are portrayed in children's literature

http://summeredward.blogspot.com

Covers all aspects of Caribbean children's and young adult literature

http://mitaliblog/com

A blog about multiculturalism in books.

http://wellreadchild.blogspot.com

Book recommendations and tips for reading to children

http://www.readingrockets.org/blogs/pagebypage

Maria Salvadore discusses how to use books "in and out of the classroom"

 

 

And if those aren't enough blogs for you, be sure to check out this list of the best children's literature blogs available on the web!

http://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/tips-and-tools/childrens-literature-blogs

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