Sunday, November 25, 2012

Librarians Who Blog by Caroline Starr Rose

There are a vast number of resources available for educators, and never before has so much information been so easily accessible as in the Internet age. Last month I shared a number of links for teachers who blog. This month you’ll find a list of librarians who blog about books, literacy, and their experiences in their libraries. There is a wealth of knowledge at these sites, and I hope you find them to benefit you and the work you do with children.

School Librarians:

Great Kids Books

Mary is an elementary school librarian in Berkley, CA and had three young readers at home. She recommends titles for kids 4-14. This year Mary is the Chair of the Book Apps Cybils Committee.

Mrs. Yingling Reads: Books for Middle School Students, Especially Boys

The title says it all! Mrs. Yingling is a middle school librarian and avid reader. She reviews and posts regularly on a variety of titles -- “boy books” especially. She’s serving on the Cybils this year.

The Book Butcher

Kelly is a school librarian who hosts Book Talk Tuesdays, where she encourages bloggers to link book reviews to her post on a weekly basis. It’s a great way for librarians and teachers to discover new books.

Watch. Connect. Read.

Mr. Schu is an elementary librarian who posts interviews and reviews as well as showcases book trailers that can be used in the classroom. Along with Colby Sharp, he is reading through all the Newberys this year.

Librarian's Quest

Margie has been a school librarian for 39 years. From the website: A place where students, educators and parents can exchange and express views about the best of books, new technologies and libraries.

Children’s Librarians (Public Libraries):

Biblio File

Jennie is a children’s librarian in the DC metro area who has served on two Cybils panels (2007-2011), the Maryland Blue Crab Award committee (2009), and YALSA’s Award for Excellence in Non-Fiction (2013). She reviews a variety of middle-grade and young adult titles.

The Chained Library

Rebecca is a children’s librarian in Rio Rancho, NM who is also pursuing publication. She reviews books, interviews authors, and writes in-depth, meaty posts about all things bookish.

Green Bean Teen Queen

Sarah is a youth services librarian in Springfield, MO, who works with children 0-18. She posts reviews and interviews and this year is serving on the Printz committee.

The Fourth Muskateer: Reviews and More about Historical Fiction and History-Related Non-Fiction for Children’s and Teens

Margo is children’s librarian in California. This blog is an excellent resource for history lovers!

And if you’re curious about what kids think of new titles --

Kid Reviews:

Fresh Ink: New Books, Young Reviewers, Fresh Perspectives

Students 7-17 review new middle-grade and young adult titles.

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