Monday, May 18, 2009
One Lovely Blog Award
Thank you, Mrs. V, for giving me this wonderful blog award! Now that I've been awarded it, I get to spread the happiness by highlighting 15 blogs that I've discovered in the last (except I'm only doing 10 due to extreme busyness). So here goes:
I've been savoring these author/illustrator blogs -
Kathryn Fitzmaurice, author of The Year the Swallows Came Early, writes the wonderfully named and always enjoyable A Twisted Clump of Seaweed (and Other Treasures Found at Low Tide)
I've been a rabid fan of Adam Rex ever since I read The True Meaning of Smekday, but I've only just started reading his blog. Check out his must-have Boov merchandise!
I read E. Lockhart's books like they were ice-cream sundaes, so I don't know why it took me so long to discover E. Lockhart's Blog.
Librarian blogs -
In the Library with the Leadpipe keeps me up-to-date with cutting-edge info on technology and other library issues.
Just learned about Stacked last week (good name, eh?). Three librarians discuss library programs; all kinds of books for all ages; and much more - and one of 'em is an LAPL-er!
My colleagues are quietly blogging away during breaks and after work. They keep a low profile, but luckily I discovered Madigan Reads, which has children's book reviews, program ideas, and reports on children's lit-related events.
Book and Literacy-related blogs-
Because reluctant readers are often tweens, I was particularly happy to find Welcome to My Tweendom, which focuses on - yes - books for tweens.
Trevor Cairney's Literacy, Families and Learning blog is a source of constant inspiration to me - wish I'd learned about it ages ago.
Booklights is new to everyone - so all the more reason to highlight PBS's new book/literacy blog, with contributors from our own Kidlitosphere.
Candace Ryan's blog Book, Booker, Bookest actually fits in all the above categories - she has a children's book coming out in 2010, she is a rabid library fan, and she loves sharing what she and her young son have read lately.
If any of the above are new to you, please go check them out - you won't be disappointed!