Link Du Jour: Blogs That Clog My Reader (In a Good Way)
I’m talking about my RSS reader (click here if you’re unfamiliar with the term).
First off, let me just say that the expression “that really clogs my reader” deserves to be used on a regular basis. Lost your keys? That really clogs my reader. Someone ate the last handful of dried cherries? Now THAT really clogs my reader! Give it a shot today – it might just become a regular expression.
But I’m not here to discuss blogs that make my blood boil with their offensiveness. I want to share a few children’s lit blogs that clog up my RSS reader for the best of reasons: the consistently outstanding reviews they provide force me to set aside time to fully read them. While I read and enjoy all of the sites on my blogroll (located on the left of this page), and could sing their praises for a variety of reasons, the picks below are the ones that are most in my K-6th grade wheelhouse strictly in terms of book reviews. If you visit these, you’re guaranteed to find the goods.
Kids Lit. If you’re looking for current, frequent children’s lit reviews, head here. A great resource for those purchasing for school libraries.
Jen Robinson’s Book Page. I almost always have a backlog of these going in my Google Reader, because I don’t want to miss a post. Jen reads and reviews a wide variety of books, and her enthusiasm about books shows.
A Year of Reading. If I’m excited about a book that’s coming out, chances are it’s already been reviewed here. Consistently great.
Literate Lives. Working in a school library, this blog from a school librarian and a teacher is always of interest. Lots of reviews to be found here.
A Fuse #8 Production. If you’re looking for insight, go here. Expert reviews that fall squarely in the K-6 range that I call home.
I could go on, but those are the best examples of children’s lit blogs that really clog my reader.
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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