Saturday, August 9, 2014

My Three Favorite Book Blogs

During my stint as an elementary librarian, I searched blogs to find new, and old, children's books. There are many good blogs, these three I'm mentioning today are GREAT blogs.

The Nerdy Book Club  has many members, a lot of them are teachers. But all are book lovers. Each day has a different post about books. Today, they have 10 picture books about children and activism. Go here to read it. Be sure to peruse the rest of the articles.

John Shumacher is an elementary librarian extraordinaire. He has been on the cover of School Library Journal magazine as a mover and shaker in the world of school librarians. He was also on the Newbery committee this past year. I'm pretty sure he never sleeps. His blog is called Watch. Connect. Read. The sub headline is, "Exploring Children's Literature through Book Trailers".  He and his friend Donna, another wonderful school librarian, go on a driving trip each summer to celebrate literature. They take a giant sized box of books to leave around the United States. This year's trip included leaving a book in a Little Free Library in Loveland, Colorado, one of their many stops. Thank goodness for librarians like John and Donna! Click here to see their trip!

The third blog is Anita Silvey's Book-A-Day-Almanac. A former editor of The Horn Book review journal and a publisher of children's books at Houghton Mifflin, she gives us a children's book each day that she considers to be the cream of the crop. Three hundred and sixty five days of books that you should not miss!