The Children's Room Blog

Blogging the Blogs

Posted on: January 20, 2012

Being new to the blogging world and being the librarian (gotta’ find that out!) that I am, I decided to do a wee bit of research into what other bloggers were blogging on their blogs so that I could then blog my own blog. The huge variety of information being shared about children’s literature was so fun and so exciting I decided to pass some of it along here. Soooo…here I am blogging on the blog about bloggers blogging and their blogs….

First and foremost we have the indominatable Anita Silvey, author, professor, Horn Book reviewer and children’s literature thoughtful critique extrodinaire. On her blog she has chosen to write about a book a day. The great part is that the book of the day could be anything; old or new, fiction or non-fiction, picture book or chapter book… Check her out at:  childrensbookalmanac.com

Next, we always have to include the fabulous Roger Sutton in our list of amazing bloggers and children’s literature thinkers. He’s the editor of Horn Book magazine and one of the most thought-full writers regarding children’s literature. He also tends to be really funny! Check him out at: http://www.hbook.com/author/rsutton/

Third, I have this weird, perverse idea that children should be allowed to choose what they want to read. I firmly believe that this practice of “free reading” will encourage children to become life-long readers – hey, if you’re hooked in and interested and fascinated by stories, you’re going to want to keep it up, right? Donnalyn Miller, a teacher, blogger and author from Texas, is a “free reading” expert. Check out her blog at: blogs.edweek.org/teachers/book_whisperer/

Next on the list is a blog for non-fiction lovers (me! me! me!) I.N.K. (stands for Interesting Non-Fiction for Kids!) features authors who truly have the gift of storytelling and practice their craft through the lens of non-fiction. Blogs are think-pieces written by non-fiction authors as well as highlights of new and hot non-fiction material. Check them out at: inkrethink.blogspot.com

Finally, (for now…) a blog that focuses primarily on illustration and picture books. Julie Danielson (Jules) is a reviewer for Kirkus magazine but loves illustration and the craft of illustration so much that she blogs about pictures for her own fun and information. (and ours…) Check out her thoughts and some really great illustrations at: www.blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/

I hope you enjoy these blogs as much as I do!

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