LS5443: Reading and Literature Blogs of Interest to K-12 School Librarians


These bloggers raise and discuss issues important to school librarians. Please add to these as you find thought-provoking conversations on the Web.

Please maintain this order: Name of Blog/Link (in alphabetical order - we are librarians after all!) - Blogger


100 Scope Notes: Travis Jonker offers comic reviews and links to what's happening in children's literature in cyberspace.

A Fuse #8 Production: Elizabeth "Betsy" Bird, a children's librarian at the Children's Center at 42nd Street of the New York Public Library. This blog is linked from the School Library Journal Homepage.

American Indian Children's Literature: Debbie Reece, Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Reese describes herself as "a Pueblo Indian activist and scholar." Her blog deals with controversies in American Indian-themed literature for children and young adults.

Bookshelves of Doom: Leila Roy lives in Maine and describes herself as a librarian-book reviewer (part of the Amazon Associates program).

Bowllan's Blog: Amy Bowllan, Director of Diversity and Educational Technology at The Hewitt School in New York City. This blog is linked from the School Library Journal Homepage.

Brown Bookshelf: Co-hosted by six bloggers, this site offers readers information and conversation about African-American writers for young people.

Chasing Ray: Colleen Mondor, book reviewer, spotlights books others might miss.

Collecting Children's Books: Peter Sieruta, librarian and book collector, shares opinions and side notes about "older" (classic) children's literature.

Educating Alice: Monica Edinger, who teaches at the Dalton School in NYC, talks about integrating children's literature into the classroom.

Editorial Anonymous: This blog offers advice about writing and publishing children's books.

Good Comics for Kids: Brigid Alverson, blogger at MangaBlog and a freelance writer for Publishers Weekly Comics Week, Shojo Beat, and Comics Foundry. This blog is linked from the School Library Journal Homepage.

Kidlitosphere Central: Society of Bloggers in Children's and Young Adult Literature (Links to over 100 blogs!)

Nonfiction Matters: Marc Aronson, YA non-fiction author - This blog is linked from the School Library Journal Homepage.

Poetry for Children: Sylvia Vardell, Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, Texas Woman's University
NOTE: You may not follow Dr. Vardell's blog for this assignment because most of you will follow her blog in other courses.

Read Roger: Roger Sutton, editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc. hosts this blog.

Reading Rants: Jennifer Hubert Swan focuses on the hottest titles and trends in YA literature.

ReadWriteThink.org - Chatting about Books - These podcasts are hosted by Emily Manning, who is a reading intervention teacher and serves an adjunct in the Department of Reading, Texas Woman's University.

SLJ's Battle of the Kids' Books: a spring competition (in 2009 between 16 of the very best books for young people published in 2008) judged by "some of the biggest names in children's books"

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast: Eisha, public and academic librarian, and Jules, former school librarian, co-host this blog.

Voices from the Inglenook- This blog is hosted by Mrs. Pederson at the Cold Spring School Library. Her main audience is her own library users.

WOW (Worlds of Words) Currents: Various Members of the WOW Advisory Board rotate as bloggers-of-the-month.

YA Books and More - This blog is hosted by Northwest High School YA librarian, Naomi Bates.

A Year of Reading: Franki and Mary Lee are classroom teachers and professional book authors.