girl booksby Barbara Bietz – Children's Book Reviews

All parents know the importance of reading. When kids are young, parents choose the books to read aloud, as they get older their choices become more independent, as they should.

 

Parents may want to encourage their readers by offering suggestions, or simply being aware of popular books but they don’t know where to turn to find the information. The local librarian is always a wonderful resource, but one can also find terrific expert information online. Here are a few websites that can help inform and educate parents:

The School Library Journal is a “go to” resource for educators. Although some of the content is meant for professional development, the web site offers a wealth of information including links to articles and blogs. The site is very user-friendly www.slj.com

The Children’s Book Council created the “Every Child a Reader” program, which supports Children’s Book Week. Their web site offers news about publishing, book lists, and more. www.cbcbooks.org

The Database of Children’s Award Winning Literature offers an extensive list of links to children’s book awards. There are many awards in a variety of categories that will offer interesting reading opportunities of award winning books. www.dawcl.com/calendar.asp

There are also many individual blogs by children’s literature aficionados that are worth exploring, especially if there is a particular topic of interest such as historical fiction, dystopian literature, young adult, etc.

Remember, what’s most important is that we keep kids excited about reading. The more informed parents are, the more they can discuss possible books choices, and ultimately expand reading opportunities for their young children, tweens, and teens.

Barbara Bietz

Barbara Bietz

Barbara Bietz -is a children's author, magazine writer, children's book reviewer, and past chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee. She loves talking about the creative process, books and the craft of writing. Her middle grade chapter book, LIKE a MACCABEE, was released in October 2006 (Yotzeret Publishing)  and is a PJ Library selection. Barbara reviews books and has contributed to numerous print and on-line publications. She also teach writing classes for adults. Learn more about Barbara at www.BarbaraBietz.com
Barbara Bietz
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