Thursday, April 16, 2009

Notable Blogs for Lovers of Children's Literature

Treat Yourself to Treasures of the Blogosphere

Do you ever feel as if there is more information in cyberspace than grains of sand on all the beaches of the world?! How does one sift through it all to find the worthy nuggets?
If children's literature is your passion, then relax and take a moment to review these sparkling gems of the blogosphere that we have uncovered! Overflowing with reviews, commentary, interviews, and links to many other fabulous literary resources, each blog is a must-read for teachers, librarians, and parents--anyone with a vested interest in children's literature!

The Notes from the Horn Book online newsletter bills itself as "News About Good Books for Children and Teens." April's issue focuses on books about space travel and exploration in commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of the first moonwalk. Featured is an interview with astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
Jen Robinson's Book Page "promotes the love of books by children, and the continued reading of children's books by adults." Today's edition celebrates Patriots Day...providing the opportunity for everyone who lives outside of Massachusetts to learn about this revolutionary holiday!
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast calls itself "A Blog About Books. " Today the blog features a sneak-preview of Steve Jenkins' visual feast, Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea, which will be published in May...and you can read about many other books in the archives.

Teacher and librarian Richie Partington reviews at least one book a week on his blog, Richie's Picks. He mostly recently reviewed Waiting to Score by J.E. MacLeod, Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia, and The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King. You might also enjoy his review of Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out!
Also be sure to check out Planet Esme, which reviews a book a day in a feature titled "The Best New Children's Books from Esme's Shelf ." Today's blog entry reviews the nonfiction You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax by Jonah Winter and Andre Carrilho.

We hope you enjoy reading these fun and informative blogs!

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