Beginning With Books-Center for Early Literacy

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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
EtherpadWebsites

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

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Website recommendations from author
Rosanne Parry
General:
Goodreads.com a social networking site that revolves around books

Kidlitosphere.org has a round up of many of the children's book blogs.They organize fun and useful things like Poetry Friday and Nonfiction Monday.
www.jkrboks.com a book review and reading promotion blog of Jen Robinson's book page
www.medinger.wordpress.com blog of a Manhattan 4th grade teacher, very focused on lit

School library journal blogs
: www.schoollibraryjournal.com
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
www.americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com Native American stories. Strident opinions here but worth listening to.
www.thebrownbookshelf.com primarily for African American titles
www.papertigers.org focusing on Asian titles

Blogs for boy readers
www.guyslitwire.blogspot.com tends to be for older boys
www.jaja-cas.blogspot.com 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!!)
www.guysread.com books for boys of all ages

Blogs for gay teen readers
www.leewind.com

www.brenthartinger.com

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