There are some wonderful resources online. Hopefully you already have your local libraries bookmarked, and here are some of our other favorite sites about children’s literature:
A Year of Reading
~ Two Teachers who read. A lot. On their blog, they share children’s
literature suggestions, talk about books and book awards, and share
resources for teachers and parents. We always look forward to their
Friday Poetry posts.
~A blog showcasing the terrific literature a teen girl (Alysa) and her mom (Andie) read and talk about. Both are voracious readers and they post at least twice per week. Great mix of personal insights, comments, and recommendations.
~A wonderful new family literacy blog: “One Mom’s daily account of her family’s reading life.” You’ll get picture-filled entries chock-full of ideas, stories, anecdotes, resources, and even current research to support you as you raise your readers. We love it already!
~Up-to-date resources and critiques of books. As she describes herself, Motherreader has “the heart of a mother, the soul of a reader. . . and the mouth of a smartass.” We think you’ll love her.
~A collective of bloggers and blogging sites. Kidslitosphere Central strives to provide an avenue to good books and useful literary resources.
~ Jezebel’s Friday feature in which they give a sentimental,
sometimes-critical, far more wizened look at the children’s and YA
books we all loved in our youth.
~ Bookslut is a monthly web magazine and daily blog dedicated to those
who love to read. They provide a constant supply of news, reviews,
commentary, insight, and more than occasional opinions.
~ Hip Librarians “review books they love-or
loathe.” Lots of opinionated blogging, as well as recommendations for
NAEYC ~ National Association for the Education of Young Children is a professional organization which promotes excellence in early childhood education. On this site, you’ll find information for educators and parents, and updates for conferences you might like to attend...
NCTE ~ National Council of Teachers of English has resources for teachers of various of all age groups from pre-school through college level around issues of literacy.
Choice Literacy ~ Choice Literacy is dedicated to providing innovative, high-quality resources for K-12 literacy leaders.
Turning the Page ~ The Cincinnati Library blog has wonderful book recommendations, lists and reviews that will get you thinking and reading new things.