50 Best Children’s Literature Blogs

Inasmuch as we may like to reminisce about some of the books we read ourselves as children, this guide to the 50 Best Children’s Literature Blogs is more about modern books which young adults and teachers may want to incorporate into young lives in an educational way. Sure, there is plenty of fiction amongst our selection, but educational fiction, rather than complete make-believe (actually, we just made up that bit!).

To guide you towards which blogs may be most suitable for your children, or your particular area of study, we have divided our categories into school ages and included a general section for blogs which cover the whole spectrum of children’s literature. Our final section has some very interesting contributions about the world of children’s literature from a publisher’s perspective.

Pre-school Children’s Literature

Zero-to-Eight – Zero to Eight is a blog where books and babies meet. The books reviewed on this blog are the stuff that dreams are made of – great bedtime stories to read to young children.

The Well Read Child – Actually, it is mum doing all the reading on a 365 day resolution to read to her young children each night. Her reviews are very informative and well presented.

Readertotz – Reviews the best of the board books for those just beginning to recognize words

Readerkidz – Contributions from teachers and authors on this grades K – 5 reading resource

The Book Chook – Handpicked story books, ideas and resources for assisting children´s learning

Elementary School Children’s Literature

Jen Robinson´s Book Page – Encouraging parents to read children´s literature in a different light to ensure the messages contained in the books are transmitted to their kids

Young Books – With over twenty years of experience in children´s literature, Rebecca Young reviews the latest releases for the young reader

Teach With Picture Books – Educational picture books for children in grades 3 – 8

Reading Rockets – Dedicated to helping young children with learning difficulties to read

Playing by the Book – Book reviews of activity books where participation is encouraged

Planet Esme – Reviews the best books to get your child hooked on reading

Great Kids Books – A mom reviews books that her own children (6, 9 & 12) have enjoyed reading

Getting Kids Reading – Suggestions to get your kids interested in reading and writing

Booklights – A guide for parents to encourage children to become readers and writers

Book Aunt – Giving these books as gifts will encourage your children to read

Bottom Shelf Books – Picture and activity books for animal loving children everywhere

Middle SchoolChildren’s Literature

Wizard´s Wireless – A blog that focuses on books of a similar genre to Harry Potter. Offers tips for composing your own short stories and lists award winning children´s literature

Welcome To My Tweendom – A Junior School librarian reviews and comments on the books her pre-teen scholars are reading

Persnickety Snark – Australian book reviewer includes discussion posts on her blog for others to include their points of view on her reviewed titles

Boys Read – A site specifically dedicated to promoting books which encourage boys to read

Shelf Elf – Middle school teacher reads and raves about  appropriate books for her students

Black Threads in Kids Lit – A look at African American picture books for the younger reader

Fuse 8 Productions – Focuses on middle age fiction with reviews from a school librarian

Mixed Up Files – Great  guide to books which can be read aloud to Middle Grade students

High School Children’s Literature

Pretentious Reader – Well written blog about books for the older reader which contains a ranking system site visitors are invited to contribute to

Mitali´s Fire Escape – Reviews of multi-cultural publications aimed at the young adult

Interactive Reader – Books for a teenage audience reviewed by a teen librarian.

Excelsior File – Personal interpretations on the messages within young adult books

Collecting Children´s Books – Discussions on the collectability of older children´s books

Chick Loves It – A much needed review site for books containing a female heroine

Summer Edwards – Blog centered around recommended YA books for Caribbean interest

Tea Cozy – An unusual name for the School Library Journal guide to teen fiction

Children’s Literature for All Ages

Newbery Project – The John Newbery Medal has been awarded for most distinguished contribution to American children’s literature since 1922. This blog is in the process of reviewing all the Newbery Medal winners.

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast – Extensive modern children´s literature resource which includes interviews with leading writers, publishers and illustrators

American Indians in Children’s Literature – A critical perspective of indigenous peoples in children’s books, with reviews and comments on the best

Papertiger´s Blog – Highlights multi-cultural events in the world of children´s literature

Maw Books – Reviews, resources and fantastic giveaways in this blogs for all ages

MangaBlog – Blog dedicated to news amount Manga publications (Japanese comics)

Kids Lit – Detailed and informative reviews of books for children of all age groups

Kiddosphere – News about new book releases and the youth services librarianship

I.N.K. – Multi-contributor blog promoting interesting non-fiction for kids. Very interesting site.

Forwordsbooks – Geared towards the young Jewish community, but fascinating for all cultures

Good Comics for Kids – A blog which advocates that comics can be good for children

Asia in the Heart – Books by Asian authors for children of all backgrounds and ages

100 Scope Notes – News about children´s literature awards and reviews of the best candidates

The Brown Bookshelf – Spotlights books for all age groups written by African American authors

Children´s Literature Industry Blogs

Tockla´s World – Laura Atkins is a lecturer at the (U.K.) National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature who blogs about what is required to become a children´s book specialist

Oz and Ends – prolific blog about the industry of children´s literature and publishing

NCBLA – The National Children´s Book Literary Alliance covers issues relating to child literacy

Chasing Ray – Hard to categorize but interesting. Balance of industry comment and book reviews

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