Beginning With Books-Center for Early Literacy


Free Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources

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Reading Rockets

Want to dig a little deeper?

Chicken Spaghetti Blog - Childrens' book lists
Patricia Polacco
Keystone State Reading Association
Author Videos
Read Kiddo Read
Real World Print
Ways to Wiki
Guys Read

Websites referenced in the book Research-Based Methods of Reading Instruction Grades k-3
by Sharon Vaughn and Sylvia Linan-Thompson

Get Ready to Read
National Institutes for Literacy (NIFL)
National Reading Panel

Website recommendations from author
Rosanne Parry
General: a social networking site that revolves around books has a round up of many of the children's book blogs.They organize fun and useful things like Poetry Friday and Nonfiction Monday. a book review and reading promotion blog of Jen Robinson's book page blog of a Manhattan 4th grade teacher, very focused on lit

School library journal blogs
Look at the tabs and pull down the list of blogs.

  • Fuse #8 is a public librarian's take on children's book. She's also in NYC and very connected to the publishing industry
  • Bowllan's Blog has a great Writers against Racism series, great for multi-cultural and especially African American titles
  • Heavy Medal is the blog that discusses the Newbery choices every year.
It's a great way to keep up with what is new and strong.

Blogs which look specifically at Race/Ethnicity in books Native American stories. Strident opinions here but worth listening to. primarily for African American titles focusing on Asian titles

Blogs for boy readers tends to be for older boys the Boys Rule Boys Read blog tends to be for 3rd-8th grade boys (I will be interviewed there in May and they are making me an "Honorary Guy" my favorite book honor ever!!) books for boys of all ages

Blogs for gay teen readers